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After a brief break, the miners began grinding ore again. This particular grinder had a little bit of a dead spot on the bottom, so it was reluctant to start. With one miner on the rail, Juan Carlos started to pull down to give it some assistance. Once the massive stone that the rail was attached to started moving, it was just a matter of the person on the rail shifting their weight ever so slightly to keep it moving, with the dead spot providing only a faintly noticeable bump as the stone rocked over its centered position.

As i look back at this picture, however, it might have been taken just a little bit earlier... This looks like it was probably taken when the miners drained the water with suspended waste dirt particles, leaving only a sludge containing heavier waste particles and the gold, which was then processed further.

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Additional Photos by Sam Beer (SamB) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 429 W: 58 N: 416] (1948)
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