Visit the Laws Railroad Museum in Laws, California with the Amateur Traveler: This video shows the small out of the way Laws Railroad Museum which has collected trains, farm equipment, artifacts and even buildings from around the Owens Valley area in the Eastern Sierras of California. The museum has a working train from the Death Valley Railroad which runs on a very short track.
The Laws Railroad Museum also has a gold mining exhibit which is featured in this video. Various machines were used to pulverize gold ore into smaller and smaller rocks until it is a fine sand. This sand is then combined with mercury which binds with the gold to form an amalgam the density of toothpaste that can be collected and further refined to separate the gold from the mercury.
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