The Underground Mining Museum was built partially from an old tunnel that has been enlarged into a loop tour, with a community center blasted out of Willow Creek Canyon.
Measuring fuses. The fuses would be wound around the peg to get precise lengths.
|Fuse Burning Rate|
|Windless & Shaft|
|Humphrey's Mill Today|
Ore was hauled to the mill over a haulage track from the Nelson-Wooster-Humphrey Tunnel. Remnants of the haulage tracks can still be seen running along the steep hillside. Horses and mules were used to pull oar cars along the track from the tunnel portal to the top of the mill.
Gravity was used to separate the ore from the waste rock. The concentrated silver ore was then loaded onto rail cars at the base of the mill and hauled to smelters in El Paso, Texas.