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Crystal Mill
Photo By Chad Weisser

  • Title: Crystal Mill
  • State/Province/Region: Colorado
  • Country: United States
  • Nearest Area: Marble, Co
  • Nearest Town: Crystal
  • Brief Directions: The Crystal Mill, or the Old Mill is an 1892 wooden powerhouse located on an outcrop above the Crystal River in Crystal, Colorado, United States. Although called a mill, it is more correctly denoted as a compressor station, which used a water turbine to drive an air compressor. The compressed air was then used to power other machinery or tools. Today it stands as a Colorado icon
  • GPS Longitude: 107
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  • Best Season: Autumn
  • Description: History The mill was constructed in 1893 by George C. Eaton and B.S. Phillips, promoters of the Sheep Mountain Tunnel and Mining Company.[3] It was built as a power plant for the Sheep Mountain Tunnel.[3] Originally it had a horizontal waterwheel which generated compressed air for miners in the nearby silver mines.[3] It fell into disuse in 1917 when the Sheep Mountain Mine closed. The mill was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 5, 1985.
  • Gear: Nikon D7000, Sigma 10-20
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