Old Mill 2

Old Mill 2


It isn't a mill


The building that the dogs sometimes reside in and take refuge in during the serum run has been known as a 'mill' But infact whale watching a ship wreck documintary I figured out that it is indeed not a mill...or a building.
It is a gold dredger.
Mining dredges were used in Yukon and Alaska from the turn of the century on into the 1950s to extract gold from the land.
The machines allowed miners to work large amounts of ground, extracting as much gold as possible from the dwindling supply in a relatively short amount of time.The mining dredges were land-locked floating machines, digging the ponds that allowed them to float—and thus move—across the area to be mined. The floating dredge most commonly operated in the North was the California-type, also known as bucket-line dredge. This type of dredge used a continuous line of buckets (called the digging ladder') to scrape the bottom and edge of the pond. The buckets carried the mud and rock to a screening area, where the heavier metal particles were separated from the rest of the material. After the metal was captured, the waste rock, or tailings, would be deposited out the back.
Floating
Looks fimiler doesn't it! In fact there seem to be a few of these floating about Nome.  So the 'old mill' Is actualy the 'old dredger'
here is another picDredge



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March 20, 2007
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Werewolves
Sweet, I'd love to go see one of those old ones.

December 27, 2006
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You know that first one, it looks sooooo rusty, it looks
like it's about to falll to pieces!

Guest
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November 09, 2006
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No...I copyed ONLY the info about a Dredger becuse I am too
lazy to write it all be memory! not becuse of grammer...But I can take that too as an excuse. better then just lazy eh

November 08, 2006
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Heh, 'the old mill' sounds better, but it isn't correct.
What a great article!

Guest
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November 03, 2006
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It's a great article, but not to be mean, I think you just
copied that and pasted it here because the article itself is
writtin neatly but your grammar is quite...bad...
No
offense!

Guest
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October 22, 2006
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cool,awsome research on that one!

jennifer
Jennifer
October 21, 2006
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great job on the research.

Guest
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October 20, 2006
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AWESOME!!!

October 20, 2006
Singapore Male Is not currently on the site
Wow! I'm impressed by you man!

Guest
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October 19, 2006
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The Old Mill sounds cooler, I guess

Guest
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October 24, 2006
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wow!!keep it up railwolf

October 18, 2006
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
Wow, I thought it was a boiler room

Saba_lover2001
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October 17, 2006
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hehehe..

Guest
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October 16, 2006
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awsome!

Guest
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October 15, 2006
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not really, Stone Paws.
In fact most were just left to rust. In was too
expensive to remove them. remimber back then no one
cared about the envoroment. Today meny are nothong but
broken hulls or rusting shells. The top pic shows one that
was left in shuch condition. The botom shows one that is now
a musaum.

Guest
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October 15, 2006
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Good to know the dredgers were properly recycled after the
Yukon Gold fever to save the environment!

October 15, 2006
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
cool!the old mills are all around nome!for extra heat!

October 15, 2006
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
wow! you really did some great research on this one!
terrific job! keep it up




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