Paris Mill - Park County, CO
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N 39° 17.759 W 106° 06.420
13S E 404542 N 4350206
Quick Description: Located in Buckskin Gulch on County Road 8.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 3/12/2020 8:32:21 AM
Waymark Code: WM126HW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Windsocker
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Long Description:
The Paris Mill was an important site for processing Gold, silver and lead from the mines in Park County's Buckskin Gulch.

The Paris Mill was constructed in 1894 at an elevation of 11,003 feet. The Paris Mill was connected to the mine with 1,750 foot aerial tramway.The mill’s original steam engine drove a leather-belt drive shaft to power equipment throughout the mill.The mill converted to a steam-electric operation after the turn of the century.The Paris Mill was considered one of the richest strikes in the Alma Mining District for decades. Time and unstable metals prices forced the closure of the mine and mill in 1951. The Paris Mill still retains much of its original machinery including three different stamps, which were used for crushing and grinding ore.

The Paris Mill is part of the South Park Heritage Area.
Year built?: 1895

Is the mill or gin still in operation?: No

What is or was processed here?: Gold, Silver & Lead

Are tours available?: Private property-No Trespassing!

How is or was it powered?: Steam - Electric

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What is it used as today?: Historical Site

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