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Title Processing Plant and Transfer Station
Description A portion of a manganese ore processing plant located on Flat Creek Farm 2.5 miles east of Evington in Campbell County, Virginia. Manganese ore being processed travels up the conveyor belt seen in the left portion of the photograph where it enters an enclosure and is believed to drop into a log washer where dirt and other debris was separated from the ore. The dirt, debris and wash water flow into a flume which rests on A-frame supports and runs left to right just above the center of the photograph carrying the dirty mixture to a settling pond. After washing the processed ore was deposited in the slatted bin pictured just below the flume on the right side of the photograph. After excess water had drained from the bin the washed ore was transported in ore transfer carts to another storage bin situated for railcar loading.
Interestingly, the processing plant is located very close to very nice homes. The automobile in the far left center of the photograph is thought to be a Model T Ford Roadster manufactured circa 1925.
Place Campbell County, Virginia
Date circa 1912
Year Range from 1900.0
Year Range to 1925.0
Copyright All rights belong to the History Museum of Western Virginia without restriction.
Subjects Conveyor belt
Log washer
Model T Ford Roadster c. 1925
Power poles
Storage bin
Search Terms Campbell County, Virginia
Evington, Virginia
Flat Creek Farm
Saunders family
Watts family
People None
Collection Flat Creek Collection
Imagefile 030\201049161.JPG
Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 2010.49.161