Lippencott Lead Smelter, and Kitchen/Mess Hall (stone building) @ Bonnie Claire, NV .
Lippencott Lead Smelter; Bonnie Claire, NV .
This is the Bunkhouse for the Lippencott Smelter workers; Bonnie Claire,NV .
Backside of the Huson house at Bonnie Claire, with a couple of junk cars (probably stolen) just dropped off here.
The structure that you see in the photo at Bonnie Claire is the home of Vic & Mellie Huson who processed ore here from their Mellvina Lode Claim at Tokop, The mill is back behind the house. These structures were built in the mid-1950's; and after Vic's death, I acquired the Mellvina Lode Claim in 1969 from Mrs. Huson. Before 2009, the mill was an old but functional mill, but then the "scrappers" came in and ripped out all of the machinery & mill equipment that they could STEAL to sell for scrap. Just because someone doesn't live on a piece of property does NOT mean that nobody owns it.
This is the old Lippencott Smelter used to process the ore from the Lippencott Lead Mine on the Western edge of Death Valley. It is built upon the foundations of an old Gold mill built back in the 1860's to process ores from the mines on Gold Mountain.
Ore hopper for the Lippencott Lead Smelter.
Ore feeder for the Lippencott Smelter.