Rock Point Mill

The Rock Point Mill was constructed in 1861 by Charles S. Stevenson (who served as the state's governor from 1887-1890). The cost of construction was about $75,000, and the mill was equipped with forty stamps. Ore was brought from Gold Hill and Virginia City by way of a tram system, and at the height of the Comstock boom the mill was enlarged to fifty-six stamps. It continued to operate until 1882, when it was destroyed by fire. It was quickly rebuilt, and soon began receiving ore from the new Carson & Colorado Railroad. In 1909, the mill was once again destroyed by fire. In 1910, the mill was once again rebuilt by the Nevada Reduction and Power Company using galvanized iron. The mill was in operation until 1920, when it was finally closed and dismantled.

I Visited the Rock Point Mill
2.11.2007

See Also
DaytonGold Hill

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