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    Deep Lead Mine, by Robert Kaufman

Deep Lead Mining Plant

As large deep lead mines developed, simple gold recovery plant constructed on the surface was not efficient in treating large volumes of gravels. Efficiency was gained by treating the gravels high in the air, after which it was simply dumped below, rather than carted away to make way for more treated material. This led to amazing "factories on stilts", with steam engines, puddling machines and other plant suspended high above the ground.

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