Del Monte

Del Monte was a milling camp that grew up on the Aurora-Bodie road, around the Real del Monte Gold and Silver Mining Company's mill. That company owned the most productive mine in Aurora at the time. The thirty-stamp Del Monte mill was built in 1863 and housed in an impressive granite and brick building at a cost of $250,000. Around the same time, the twenty-stamp Antelope Mill was erected just across Bodie Creek, also of granite and brick, at a cost of $150,000. They appear to have only lasted around a year or so before closing due to a rapid exhaustion of millable ore.

Aurora District
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