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 Post subject: Cinnabar Retorts Nevada
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:48 pm 
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These pictures were submitted by Chango...

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The firebox end of an old retort, which appears to be the first one built on this site.
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The chute which fed the concentrator.
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Here's how it appears to work: The ore is fed onto the top of the wide flange beam which is heated from beow. The mercury is vaporized , rises, and is captured in the chamber on top to be condensed.
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The footings of the later more modern mill/ concentrator built here.
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The collapsed stacks of the retort.
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A simple concentrator. Ore is stirred as heat is applied from below, the mercury precipitates out to the low side.
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Ore is heated as it passed through the turning tube. The vapor is condensed in the stacks and precipitates out into a large tray underneath.
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This concentrator appears to have been operated into the 50's.

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