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Tintic Standard Reduction Hill, 1919-20


Goshen vicinity
Utah

UT-12-1 Jack E. Boucher, Photographer, .August, 1971.


V FROH NW.

UT-12-2 Jack E. Boucher, Photographer, August, 1971.


V FROH SW.

ITr-12-3 Jack E. Boucher, Photographer, August, 1971.


VIEW AMONG STRUCTURES.

UT-12-4 Jack E. Boucher, Photographer, August, 1971.


VIEW AMONG STRUCTURES.

UT-12-S Jack E. Boucher, Photographer, August, 1971.


VIEW OF BINS FROH S (HAY BE HOPPERS).

UT-12-6 Jack E. Boucher, Photographer; August, 1971.


VIEW FRaU S.

UT-12-7 Jack E. Boucher, Photographer, August, 1971.


GENERAL VIEW FROH S.

UT-12-8 Jack E. Boucher, Photographer, August, 1971.


GENERAL VIEW FROH N.

UT-12-9 Jack E. Boucher, Photographer, August, 1971.


DT OF HOLDING TILNKS OR BINS (??).

UT-12-10 Jack E. Boucher, Photographer, August, 1971.


DT AUONG RUINS.

UT-12-11 Jack E. Boucher, Photographer, August, 1971.


VIEW FROU N.

UT-12-12 Jack E. Boucher, Photographer, August, 1971.


GENERAL VIEW FROH N.

UT-12-13 Jack E. Boucher, Photographer, August, 1971.


GENERAL VIEW FROM NE.
"L.lJIL..LC >:JCctIIUcti.U !,eUUCLlUll PllJ..J..
(Harold 1".i1l)
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Historic Arrerican .,Engineering Re=rd

Tintic Standard Reduction ~1i1l


(Harold r-<.i1l)

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Location: Near Warm Springs, two miles east of Cbshen T=ship, Utah

Date: 1919-1921

Original C)Nner:Tintic Standard lIming Corrpany

Present
CMner: Tintic Standard Hining Company

Condi ticn : abandoned

Significnace: The Tintic Standard !eduction Hill was the cn1y use of
the antiquated Augustin process in the United States during
the early 1920's.

Historian: T. Allan Coop, PhD, 19 72


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•• TINTIC STANDARD REDUCTION MILL


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The Tintic Standard Mining Company was incorporated

by Emil J. Raddatz in October of 1907. John Bestlemyer,

Greely Snyder, and George Horton, Sr. all owned mining

claims that became part of Tintic Standard and a large

part of the money for the 1,175,000 shares of stock came

from people in Milwaukee. l The first commercial ore was

encountered in 1916 and by 1917 big ~cale production had

begun. 2 Established as an important silver producer in

•• the Tintlc district, during 1919 and 1920 Raddatz under-

took the construction of a small ore mill to be known as

the Tintic Standard Reduction Mill.

The mill was built on a hillside near Warm Springs,

two miles east of Goshen Township, Utah. It was designed

and constructed under the direction of W. C. Madge who con-

suIted with Theodore P. Holt and George C. Dern, developers

of the well-known Holt-Dern roaster used in numerous

smelters. Built at a cost of $580,000, the mill was

reported to be 80 per cent complete by the end of 1920

1 Raymond Duane Steel, Goshen Valley History Part IV


n.p. : 1960. p. 211

'.• 2 Salt Lake Mining Review, October 15, 1927.


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•• despite "adverse labor conditions.,,3 Operations initially

got underway in February of 1921 and by April the mill was

"working at full capacity in every department. ,,4 The mill

initially processed 140 tons per day, but by March 1921 it

was treating between 160 and 180 tons per day.5 After two

fUrnaces for roasting sulphide ores were added during 1922,

capacity was expected to increase to 200 tons per day, or

somewhat less than half of the daily production of the

mine. 6 Metallurgical research work by the company devel-

oped a method of recovering lead from the ore and a lead

unit was added to the mill during the first half of 1922. 7

The mill, however, did not last long.

It soon developed that the mine in the condition it


then was, could not supply an adequate ton age of

I ore of the grade and composition for which the


plant was designed. The ore did not return as much
net profit as if it had been sent to the smelter. 8

Operations at the mill, which worked around the clock with

about 25 men on each shift, were shut down in the fall of

1925. 9 The mine continued to operate successfully, but no

mention of the mill is made in the company reports after

3 Salt Lake Mining: Review, April 15, 1921.

4 Ibid.

5 Salt Lake Mining: Review, March 30, 1921.

6 Salt Lake Mining: Review, January 15, 1922 and January


15, 1924.
7 Salt Lake Mining: Review, April-3O, 1922.

•• 8 Raymond Duane Steel, ~.cit., pp 231-32.

9 Ibid. p. 232.
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•• this date. Harry P. Allen was superintendent of the mill

and Lou Whimpey worked as foreman dUring its five years of

operation.

A small town, named after Raddatz's son Harold,

grew up while the mill was Ln operation. It consisted of

a boarding and lodging house, a commissary, and three of

four houses for the mill officials. In addition, these

few years were "almost a boom period" for Goshen, since

the town was located between the mine and the mill. 10

The Tintic Standard Reduction Mill was the only use

of the antiquated Augustin process in the united States

during the early 1920's.11 An acid-brine chloridizing and

leaching mill, ore was first roasted with salt, then

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leached in a strong brine solution, then precipated with

copper. Each batch required 140 hours to run, but re-

covery rates were fairly high. In 1924 the mill recovered

88% of the silver, 60% of the copper, 32% of the lead, and

7% of the gold held in the ore. 12

Except for its "unique" process--perhaps antiquated

is a better word--this author can attach no "significance"

to the Tintic Standard Reduction Mill.

~
Allan Comp
project Historian
August 1972

10 Ibid.

11 John L. Bray, The Principles of Metallurgy. New York:

I 1929. p. 359.

12 Ibid. p. 366 & passim.


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•• BIBLIOGRAPHY

Few sources of any real utility were uncovered in

research. None of the national mining journals consulted

carried anything of significance, but one discussion of

milling practice at the Tintic Standard Reduction Mill

was encountered and is included with the report. Notes

from the local mining journal are also attached.

Bray, John L. The Principles of Metallurgy.

, New York: 1929.

Salt Lake Mining Review March 30, 1921


April 15, 1921
July 30, 1921
January 15, 1922
April 30, 1922
January 15, 1924
January 15, 1925
October 15, 1927

Steele, Raymond Duane. Goshen valley History.


Part IV. n.p.: 1960.