BELMONT MILL

Steve, Gary, Cat, Jim, Brian, & Derek(many trips)

 


Our Cheap Jeep in front of the mill buildings
The Cheap Jeep At Belmont Mill

no, we didn't sleep on this bed!
This is how the Mill Buildings looked several years ago

the outside panels are metal
Another view of the Mill


Belmont Mill was built in 1866 to serve the nearby towns of Hamilton and Treasure City.  Many structures are scattered throughout the area in these Nevada mountains... some of which are pictured here.  Unfortunately, deterioration and vandalism have taken their toll on most of the buildings.  Steel panels were used on the walls to extend the mill's useful life.  The primary ore was lead-silver from the nearby Treasure Hill.  As with most mills of this period, Belmont Mill was built on the side of a hill. This gravity flow construction helps move the ore through the various stages of processing.  Much of the original mill equipment remains inside the mill's several levels.  Tram cables from the mine (upper mill area) extend several miles down the mountain to the mill pictured here.  Ore carts transported ore from the mines above, and occasionally, a few mine workers.

UPDATE 2012:   Belmont Mill is being restored.   For more information, click HERE

the cables go several miles up the mountain
Tram Cables And The Mill Building

these cables streach all the way up to the upper part of the mountain
The southernmost Tram Cable anchor point

we're HIGHER than it looks
Looking Down At The Bunkhouse & Messhall From The Top Of The Mill

fell between 2009 & 2011
This Building has Fallen and will not be restored


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