Munster Stamp Mill

“Munster” Stamp Mill

In 2004, Alysia and I met up with Lewis, Cat and Dan to hunt for some old mine ruins nestled deep in the Tahoe National Forest of the western Sierra Nevada. Lewis showed us this great stamp mill hidden deep in the forest. The mine was fairly large at one time, but is caved now.

Unfortunately, the remains of this magnificent old thirty stamp mill are now believed to have burned in a recent  wildire.

Alysia finds miscellaneous mill debris at an old mine camp. Alysia finds miscell...
Cam shaft from one of the stamp mills. Cam shaft from one o...
Remains of a compressor. Remains of a compres...
More compressor ruins. More compressor ruins.
Dan and Alysia check out two old boilers.  It is neat to see the casing and brickwork still in place. Dan and Alysia check...
Return tube type boiler with full plates on the front. Return tube type boi...
Another boiler in the woods. Another boiler in th...
Our first look at the thrity stamps at the mine.  Wow!  Ten of the stamps have fallen, but twenty remain standing. Our first look at th...
View of the stamps through the trees. View of the stamps t...
Cat sits in the ruins of one of the ten stamp batteries. Cat sits in the ruin...
Set of multiple boilers. Set of multiple boil...