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The Wall Street Stamp Mill

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 18 July 2011 in Business & Industry.

Featuring late nineteenth century mill technology, the Wall Street Stamp Mill is pretty well preserved. In this view , we see the track the ore cars, containing a ton of ore, were winched up. At the top, the ore was dumped into the crusher which reduced it to gravel size.

Joshua Tree National Park
Part of the Great American West series.

PATRICK from miramas, France


18 Jul 2011 5:05am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Great work Steve, that was a fantastic trip. Wish I were there again sometimes.

18 Jul 2011 5:13am

rem_la from Villiers, France

quelle belle désolation !

18 Jul 2011 5:14am

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Beautiful photo, really a wonderful museum that I wish I had seen.

18 Jul 2011 5:17am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Beautiful angle and tone Steve! I could almost hear the sound of the ore cars!:-) Thanks for this wonderful journey!

18 Jul 2011 5:33am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

really great shot dear Steve

18 Jul 2011 5:35am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

An intriguing shot and so skillfully executed. Handsome work and beautiful location.

18 Jul 2011 6:50am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

gut gemacht, und eine schöne Beschreibung zu dem Foto.

18 Jul 2011 7:10am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

An interesting photo-report on the past of this region. Ore was probably the only wealth and the promise of better days for numerous workers...

18 Jul 2011 7:20am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Adore how the unique conditions preserve all this old stuff . . very special.

18 Jul 2011 7:38am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Ces rochers dessinent un visage ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée


18 Jul 2011 7:52am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Excellent take!

18 Jul 2011 8:10am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb composition and very interesting !

18 Jul 2011 8:40am

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

looks like hard work!great capture !

18 Jul 2011 9:35am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb angle, Steve - we can imagine the rumble of the ore cars along the ramp.

18 Jul 2011 11:31am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Post card perfect.. wonderful shot.

18 Jul 2011 11:31am

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Nostalgic shot, so interesting to view!

18 Jul 2011 11:34am

Z from Shanghai, China

Great light and sky!

18 Jul 2011 11:54am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Great frame and always wonderful quality of your images !

18 Jul 2011 11:55am

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

A fine shot. I can hear those ore cars groaning up the tracks & smell the dust from what must have been hot dirty work.

18 Jul 2011 12:17pm

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

I suppose the dry weather there makes it possible for things to be preserved so well?

18 Jul 2011 12:18pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Excellent angle in this shot Steve! This is a wonderful outdoor museum! ;-)

18 Jul 2011 12:55pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot documenting this old procedure. Nice detail and color in this always!

18 Jul 2011 2:45pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

That the Mill is well preserved is not a big surprise in that dry environment.

18 Jul 2011 2:57pm

Stefanie from Paris, France

Great! When I see the picture; I must think about the film "Back to the future 3".

18 Jul 2011 3:08pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Wow! The detail and tones are really wonderful!

18 Jul 2011 3:56pm

Daryl Johnson from New Malden, United Kingdom

It's like a real-life 'Angry Birds' level. (That game is taking over my life...)

18 Jul 2011 5:19pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful shot, love the detail to the rocks with the warm light and shade.

18 Jul 2011 6:31pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great PoV with beautiful detail and light.

18 Jul 2011 8:53pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Excellent composition - I love how the rail starts with the vegetation and ends at the rock. Wonderful shot, Steve!

18 Jul 2011 9:59pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

That must have been back-breaking work at the time. Wonderful docu-shot.

19 Jul 2011 12:13am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

An outdoor museum with lots of interesting forms ^^

19 Jul 2011 1:43am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Excellent capture Steve! I was in Joshua Tree NP some years ago, but I apparently missed the Wall Street Stamp Mill.

19 Jul 2011 2:25am

Becky from los angeles, United States

wonderful! Those rocks always look like humans to me. Perhaps it's time for a good nights rest. : )
Beautiful shot!

19 Jul 2011 4:36am

10Fraction from France

the diagonal of the rail is boosting the dynamic of your picture. A testimony from the past

19 Jul 2011 4:51am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Really great. I love this shot as well.

19 Jul 2011 6:01am

Kiki from Ambert, France

The man built and the man abandons and it's a pity for the landscape! I love these rocks in the multiple forms!

19 Jul 2011 7:34pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

What a great place to explore. Love the line and angle through the frame.

20 Jul 2011 4:30am

Diana from Olympia, United States

interesting rock formations

9 Aug 2011 4:46pm