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slmr 1913 nov 30 milling at the silver king

slmr 1913 nov 30 milling at the silver king

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MILLING
MILLI1NGATTHESILVERKING
byL0HOWARDME
beforetakingupthepresentmillins
practiceatthesilverkingCo
coalition
altionabrief
andgeneralre
resume
sunieofmillinginthepark
citydistricthasapacetherehavebeen
twotypesoforeatparkcityinthemain
I1andbothofthesetypesareddisableinto
millingandsmelting
smelling
smeltingores
inoneclass
arethesiver
silverorescarryingafairamount
ofgoldbutnotveryhighinthebasessuch
asthoseoftheamericanflagandontario
intheotherclassmaybeplacedthesilver
leadoreswhichalsocarrysomessilver
lverand
goldenoughinsmeltnggradestomane
thembonanzas
itisthislatterclassof
orethatwithsomevaractionsthedaly
judgedalywestandsilverkingcoalition
aretreating
thefirstclassoreismaalyacombinat-
ionofthesulphides
sulphidesofleadcopperand
ironwithhighsilvervaluethesilverlying
inthegalenaandpyriteassociated
Associateawith
thesulphides
sulphidestheremaybelargeamounts
aini
ofoxidizedmaterialthemillingoreis
madeupofthesulphides
sulphides
desofleadironana
anc
inaquartzgangueandmaycontain
oxidizedmaterialalsoatfirsttheideawas
tosavethegalenaandpyriteandincident-
allyanycoppersulphides
sulphidesintheshapeof
ortetrahedriteandtoreject
asmuchofthe
wththesilicaas
possibletodayanattemptismadetosave
thezincearlymethodsatparkcity
thefirstmillserectedatparkcity
dependedonregulationmethodsforgetting
thesilveroftheoxidizedoresthesewere
followedbythecombnationchemicaland
physicalmethodsandlatercaimethemod-
ern
mod-
erawetconcentrationthefirstmill built
wasthemarsacin1874whichwasequip-
pedwithtwentystampsandworkedon
flagstaffore
twootherstampmillsof
thesamesize
sizeweresoonerected forthemc-
henryandtheontario
somewhatlater
all
athreemillswereatworkonantar0
oretheontariomillwasenlargedin1877
andwasequippedforaprocessinvolving
drycrushingchloriazingroastingandpan
onaprocessmoreorle
less
sscom-
mon
nonatthattimethe
ibemachineryforwhich
isfamiliartofillmen
millmenintheearly
ligh
eighties
testhemarsacmillwasenlargedand
devoted
evoked
tocustomoresitwasherethat
the
hewellknownrusselllixiaaaionprocess
for
orsaveroreswasdeveloped
thepres
ant
itattempts
aptsatdevelopingnewmethodsfor
flieesilveroresofthecampareinterestingin
beof
what
athasbeendonein
inthepast
meanwhilethemckim
makrmconcentratorwas
developed
deveoPedandpatentedin1876andran
from
born1878to1880making
makinthefirstrealat
temptatwettconcentrationin1886anum
berroffruebanners
vannersHuntingtonsrolls
rockcrushersandscreenswereputinto
thecrescentmillgivingita
tonca-
pacityin1889theunon
unionplantwasbuit
inempirecanyonwithasimilarcapacity
capacty
themayflowerplantfollowedthisinwood-
sidegulchtreating15oreandtheunion
gaveupcustomworktotreattheanchor
oressuccesswiththeseconcentrationmills

resultingthelargercompaniesputup plantsthedalywestinthemiddlenine- tiesthedalyjudgein1902andtheSiver

kingplant
wentintocommission
commissonbe-
forethedalyjudgeseveralotherplants
havebeenbuiltsincethattimebutsince
thisplantistheonenowtreatingsilver
kingoresI1willnotattempttoconsiderthe
otherplantsatthstime1
A
r-mI1h
al
thesilverkingsampler
higgerS
originalsilver kingmill
injune1901thesilverKngmillwas
equippedwitha
tonsamplerandan
aar
aerial
altram
iramleadingtoaloadngstationat
parkcity
thesamplerandtramwillbe
describedlater
themillwherethesecondclassorewas
treatedcontainedatthsearlydateequip-
mentwhichmadeitoneofthemostmod-
ernconcentratorsofthetimetheplant
wasbu
built
ltintwoants
airtsandapartofiti14
sooperatedtoday
theearlyplantcon-
tainedineachunitablakecrushertwo
rollsautomatic
automatcsampler
four
more
ninejigsdewater
erstwo
huntingtonmillstenwilfleytablestwo
cassi
cclassifiers
assifiersfivefrue
andfourwilt
wilf
I1
leyslimers
boutwelldescribes
aninterestingfea-
tureofthisoldmill
hassincebeen
abandoned
hesaysthemethodofre-
coveryfromtheslimesisbyforcingthem
throughafilterunderhighpressurefrom
compressedairthemachineryrequired
includesalmes
slmessettlersslimesrece
recovers
cevers
reversar
receiversaircompressoraslimepress
slimecakecutterbeltconveyorandcum-
merdriertheslimeswhichcarrysuf-
ficientmaterial
materaltowarrantfurthertreat
mentarefirstpassedthroughaseresofsx
Vshapedsettlingtanksthesettlingsare
thendrawnoffandelevatedtoastocktank
whencetheyarereleasedtochargetwore-
ceiversof2500gallonscapacity
thence
thesettlingsaredrivenbycompressedair
intothreefilterpressesoneof1400pounds
capacitytheothersof2000poundsca
pac
pactyafterbeingsubjectedtohighpres-
suretheslimesaredumpedonabeltcon-

veyortransportedtoachoppingmachine thoroughlychoppedandthensubjectedtoa highheat

theywerethensampled
sampling
ngsilverkingore
I1havement
mentioned
bonedinthedescriptionof
miningpracticeatthe
ithesilverkingthefact
thatfirstand secondclassorewaskeptsep-
aratethefirstclassoreishauledashort
distancefromthekingshaftinacovered
shedbyamotorsimilartotheonesused
under
underground
roundtothesamplerthissampler
sonewhichwoulddocredittoanupto
datecustomplantandisoneofthebestI1
haveeverseeninserviceatanymnethe
oreis
isdumpedatthetopofthepantinto
four
tonbinswhenceitistakenbybelt
conveyortoagrizzlytheoverszeofwhich
scrushedinacometcrushertoI1
inch
itthenfalstothefirst offiveelevators
setsideby sideonafloorbelowthecri
crusher
isher
thiselevatorfatsthe crushedoretothe
firstffour
ourvezinsamplerssetsidebyside
twofloorsabove
on
oil thefloorbelowisa
batteryofthreesetsofrollsthe reject
fromthe firstsampleraswell asthatfrom
thesecondgoestono2elevatorwhile
therejectfromthelasttwoareconveyed
bybelttothissameelevatortwentyper
centcutsaretakenandthesamplefalls
tothe rollsbelowiscrushedreelevatedand
sampledtile
thecutfallingbacktothenext
setofrollsandsoonthroughtheseres
seres
ofrollsandsamplerswhichcutfourtimes
thelastcut0ongtoacoffeemm
millfurther
crushingandsamplingbeingdonebythe
earnil
familar
arhand methods
professional
Professfonalpaper77VUSgeological
survey
therejectsfromthevarioussamplings
areelevatedto arotatingspoutdelivering
tothreebinswhichfeedthebucketsofthe
aerialtramwayandaredeliveredatthe
railroadtracksatparkacty
feet
awaythecostofsamplingis
cents
pertonoforeandconcentratessampled
inthisplantisaconcentratesampler
alsotheconcentratescomefromthelevel
belowthejigfloor ofthemillandare
crammedtothesamplerinonetoncars
theretheyareelevatedtoashortconveyor
dischargingonanapronaboutwhich
travelsinaverticalplaneanendlesschain
carryingtwobucketswhichtakeasample
astheypassundertheapronandasthey
turntogoacrosstheapronabovedischarge
toachutewhichdeliverstoasampling
plateonthesamefloorwheretheconcen-
tratesarefurtherhandsampled
there-
jectsfalltobinsbelowandaresenttopark
cityoverthetram
thesamplerisoperatedbysixmen
meir
powerisfurnishedbya75horsepower
motordrivingalineshaftfromwhich
countersarebeltedforthe machinesthe
arrangementof machinesofthesametype
onthesamefloorfacilitatingthedrive
theaerialtramway
thecrudeoreandconcentratesafter
samplingaresenttotherailroadatpark
cityoveranaerialtramway
feet
longthistramwayhassolvedthe entire
transportationproblemasallsuppliesare
senttothemineoverit also
itisof
theleschenpatentautomatictype and
issupportedonthirtyninesteeltowers13
to85feethigheightybucketswitha
capacityof
poundsoforeor
pounds
ofcoalarefastenedatintervalsof
feet
iby
bypermanent
permamentlugstherunningcableis
6strand
19wirelanglay
langlay
78inindi-
ameterandofroeblingmakeextrastrong
caststeeltheleschentrackcables fur-
nishedwiththeoriginalequipmentarestill
inusetheyare
inchand1inchindi-
ameterontheloadedandunloadedside
respectively
thetotalfallfrom minetolowerterm-
inalis1050feetandthetramoperates
operates
bygravitygenerating17horsepowerwith
noreturnloadonemanloadsthebuckets
attheupperterminalandthebucketsdump
automaticallyatparicity
parkcitytramwayoper-
ationduringthelastfiscalyearcost64
centspertonoforeandconcentrates
shipped
bothcrudeoreandconcentratesare
loadedonrailroad
ral
raroadcarsatparkcityand
shippedtothesmelters
shelters
smeltersinthesaltlake
valley
thesilverkingmill
Aswillbeseenfromtheillustratoons
boththemillandthesamplerareofthe
extremehillsidetypethesecondclassore
isbroughttothemillbythesamemotor
thathaulsthefirstclassorethemillbeing
locatedfurtheralongtheir
hi11llfromtheshaft
thanthesamplertheorenowbeing
treatedissometimesaleadcarbonatecarry-
ing
insilverinaquartzgangueatothertimes
isadilutedsulphideoretheflowsheet
givesthedetailsofthetreatmentsothat
I1
shallconfinemyselftogivingalittle
furtherdetaloncertain
bertanpartsofthepro-
cessuptoamonthortwoagotheorewas
takenfromthereceivingbinsinoneton
carsweighedanddumpedtoagates
crusherthesimilarityofthistotheorig-
inalmillisapparentthegatestookthe
placeofoneoftheblakesandthecrushed
orewasasconveyedbyashortbelttothe
binsabovethe
line
thegatesnowdoesallthecrushing
andinadditon
addia
additonthreemenatthebeltsort

outwasteandcrystallizedgalenawhichthey throwbehindthemintodifferentcarsthe first classthussortedisweighedandee

ele-
vatedtothehaulagelevelaboveandtaken
ggsasshownin
now
flow
ofwhich
thosetreat
treating
ngthefirsttwosizesalone
makeacoarseconcentratewhichisdrawn
offthescreenallmake hutchproducts
tailsfromthefirstthreesetsofjigsare
ara
dewateredinapaddlewheeland
andreground
intraylorrollsonerollofwhichisfed
acrossthefface
aceofthe
bheotherforadistance
distance
ofonehalfinch
theserollsaresetto
crushto2mmandreplacethe5 facthunt-
ingtonamillwhichwasoperatedwith
ivaha6
meshscreenuntilashorttimeagothey
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tonsof12inchundersizein
eighthoursthetailsfromthejigstreat-
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ofthelastundersizearesizedon
oila
12meshsl
singlecallowscreenwhichalso
receivestheheavierportionoftheoverflow
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de
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theconveyorbeltistoofarbelowthe
bingatestoallowtheoretofallonit
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fistsofamotordrivingthroughsuitable
gearsa
setwithitsaxisparallel
tothebelttraveltheorefallsontheout-
sideofthe
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fromthebintoanapronwhichdischarges
d
onthebeltcoarseconcentration
thecrushedorefromthebinsisfedto
twotronunellinesconsistingofsix
eachtheoversizefromthefirstis
crushedinrollsandbothundersizeand
crushedproductelevatedtothelineagain
thesecondtromimelisalsoareject
theovers
oversees
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ing
goto2compartmenthartz
tableconcentration
theregroundyigtailsareallmadeto
passthrougha2
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thematerialremainingona12meshscreen
isroughedonagarfieldtablewhichrejects
tailingsandpassesthe
tothe
socalledtailingelevatorwhichalsorre-
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and
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fleys
aleyswhchmakefinishedtailsandconcen-
tratesandsendtheir
hack
backtothe
tailingselevatorfromwhichpointtheyare
treatedfurther
slimetreatment
alltheslimesfromvariouspartsofthe
millaretreatedonwilfleymmultipledeck
slimetablesofwhichtherearetwoin
illop-
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secondVclassifiertheothertreatingthe
fromthefirst andotherslimes
asshownon
olltheflowsheet
handling
allthetableconcentratesaresettledin
boxesattheendsofthetablestheover-
flowwateregoingtothesecondVtankthe
concentratesaare
reshoveledtocarsandtram
medtoadryingplatewhendrytheyare
againshoveledintocarsandcrammedtoa
screwconveyor
conveysrwhichdeliverstoanele-
vatorwhichinturndeliverstoonecom-
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