a mill or machine in which ore is crushed to powder by means of heavy stamps or pestles.
- Also stamp·ing mill [stamp-ing mil] /ˈstæmp ɪŋ ˌmɪl/ .
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How to use stamp mill in a sentence
The largest stamp-mill on this continent for reducing gold-bearing quartz is in operation near the town of Juneau.The Blue and The Gray | A. R. White
He felt as if he had been passed through a stamp mill, so sore were his muscles and so burned and blistered were feet and legs.The Heritage of the Hills | Arthur P. Hankins
His object is to separate the poor portions of the ore from the richer; in order to subject the former to the stamp mill.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines | Andrew Ure
The Lost Dog consisted quite simply of a hole in the ground guarded by an excellent five stamp-mill.The Killer | Stewart Edward White
The little five stamp-mill crunched away steadily; the water flowed; and in the riffles the heavy gold dust accumulated.The Killer | Stewart Edward White
British Dictionary definitions for stamp mill
metallurgy a machine for crushing ore
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