Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Peru Creek #4: Tram System Station
You can see the traces of the rails that carried the ore out to the tram. Here it was dumped into the tram cars and carried to the mill.
You can see the tippings from the mine above the tram station. Tippings are the waste rock adjacent to the mine entrance. Tailings are the leftovers from the Stamp Mill process. In some cases early mills were so inefficient that the tailings could be reprocessed for ore metals.