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Gold and Tailings: The Standard Mill at Bodie, California

Fredric L. Quivik
IA. The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology
Vol. 29, No. 2 (2003), pp. 5-27
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40968626
Page Count: 23
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Gold and Tailings: The Standard Mill at Bodie, California
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Abstract

When examining industrial facilities, industrial archaeologists often pay greater attention to the facilities' products than they do to the facilities' byproducts. Nevertheless, paying close attention to byproducts is an important facet of making an industrial facility profitable. This articl examines the Standard mill, a turn-of-the-20th-century facility for treating gold ores at Bodie, California. Focusing on some easily ignored equipment in the Standard mill, namely the Frenier pumps used for moving tailings, the article aims to show how understanding and interpreting the pumps can lead to greater appreciation of what it took to make the Standard mill profitable over a relatively long period of time.

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