Mayflower Mill

The Mayflower Mill is one of the last fully intact mills in the Silverton, Colorado area. Also known as the Shenandoah-Dives Mill, it was the most advanced flotation mill for its time.

It has a long working history, opened in the 1920s, it survived the Great Depression and WWII, finally closing in 1991. And although it is not remote, it is a very interesting site.

These grainy photos are from 2005.

Our dirty trucks parked at the Mayflower Mill.  Note the tramway with ore buckets still hanging. Our dirty trucks par...
Tram terminal of the Mayflower Mill. Tram terminal of the...
Looking up the 10,000' long tram lines. Looking up the 10,00...
Heading in for the mill tour. Heading in for the m...
This place is huge!  Crushers, ball mills, stamp mills, classifiers, settling tanks and flotation vats abound. This place is huge! ...
Alysia at one of the buckets where ore would enter the mill. Alysia at one of the...
In the tram terminal. In the tram terminal.
Dan and a tram bucket. Dan and a tram bucket.
Looking up towards the mine. Looking up towards t...
Tram Oiler used to lubricate the cables. Tram Oiler used to l...
Micah reads up on classifiers and crushers. Micah reads up on cl...
Micah and Alysia in the works. Micah and Alysia in ...
The mill is so vast, it is hard to get good photos of all of the equipment. The mill is so vast,...
Rotational classifier and ball mill in background.  We got to see this machine run. Rotational classifie...
Dan and Micah look at the lead zinc flotation vats. Dan and Micah look a...
Tramway with ore buckets.  Photo by Micah. Tramway with ore buc...

 


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