We went and saw the remains of the Belmont Mill.
On site, there was some sort of support building. Nobody knows what this building used to be.
Same with the remnants of this wooden structure:
Due to vandalism and age, there were pieces from the mill all over the site:
Inside the mill, however, was a steam-driven wheel that controlled and powered some of the processing.
The Robinson Mine is an open-pit copper mine in northwestern Nevada. As part of the SIA Fall Tour (2007), we were allowed to go into one of the processing facilities, as well as overview the mine from an observation deck.
Inside the processing facility were several large ball mills:
Here are several of the drill bits used in this mine for drilling holes for blasting.
Here is the copper mine pit itself:
Here is a photo of the freight depot:
Inside, I found a sheet describing which carbon brushes to use for each device:
No thanks, I’m not thirsty.
I also found an old typewriter:
…and a wheel pattern for sand casting new wheels:
There was a scale:
…and some other miscellaneous freight equipment:
This was another lovely discovery:
We went back to our hotel for a few minutes, and then off to dinner in the Nevada Northern steam train. It was dark, so I did not snap any photos of this train Friday evening. Here are a few of the train at other times.