Osceola Mine Progress Report

 

   7/2000: After careful examination of the mill and equipment, the environmental concerns, and the expense for renovation, it has been decided that it would be in the best interests of the mine (and mine owner) not to use the mill for ore processing. If and when mining should resume, only high-grade pockets would be processed using metal detectors. The waste rock could be used for other products or used as fill.

   The storms of 1997 took their toll on the mill building. Mud and rock had blocked the culvert going under the mill, and when the water could no longer go under, it went through the mill. "Uh, clean-up on aisle one". Fortunately, some of the guy's wanted to come down and help clean things up... for a piece of the action. So, in exchange for a little back breaking work, they were invited to do a little prospecting. After all, any gold you find around here is usually specimen pieces. Below, you'll find pictures of the crew at work, plus, a few pictures of other interesting things. 

Photo by Gerard Forsman 7/2000

Working at the Osceola Mine and Mill. 

Osceola Mill Building

 

Photo by Gerard Forsman 7/2000

Inside the Osceola Mill.  

Cleaning up inside the mill.

 

Photo By Gerard Forsman 7/2000

Jacks "Pipe Dream".

"Jack's Pipe Dream". Back flushing the culvert.

 

Photo By Gerard Forsman 7/2000

Jon.

Jon talking with Carl.

 

Photo By Gerard Forsman 7/2000

Carl.

Carl getting ready to play in the creek.

 

Photo By Gerard Forsman 7/2000

Jon and Carl's Gold. 

Jon and Carl's Gold. Not bad for a few days spare time prospecting!

 

Photo By Gerard Forsman 7/2000

Jack's Gold.

Jack's Gold.

 

Photo By Gerard Forsman 7/2000

Deb and George Hard at Work.

Deb and George removing Wilfley table footings.

Click here to see Deb and George at the 16 to 1

 

 

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