Cossak 20-stamp ore mill demonstration May 12 at Superstition Mountain Museum

The stamp mill at Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 N. Apache Trail, in Apache Junction. (Photo courtesy of Superstition Mountain Museum)

The dedicated and hearty cadre of volunteers who have renovated and now operate the Cossak 20-stamp ore mill at the Superstition Mountain Museum will be firing up the mill for demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12.

“Attendees will be treated to a noisy but fascinating glimpse of how these mills operated, separating gold and silver from the mined rock, and see how large a part they played in the Gold Rush Days of the West,” according to a release.

The museum is at 4087 N. Apache Trail (SR 88), three miles northeast of Apache Junction, and is open daily from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  For more information on events at the museum, visit or call 480-983-4888.

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