Jonathan Tibbetts’ Grasshopper Quartz Mill

Located in the “center of activity” was a high piece of ground known as “Chinamen’s Knoll.” Here Tibbetts operated a 5-stamp mill powered by a Pico Steam Engine. Heavy iron heads rose and fell rhythmically, pulverizing gold ore from the John Bull mines. The sand mound is old tailings.

A 5 Stamp Mill

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