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The Creepy Decay of Watermill Falls and Conquerall Power Mill

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Desolate and forlorn along some lovely roads you can find the abandoned water mill in the community of New Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Also know as the mill at Crousetown Dam. The wood is bowing and bucking. The windows are broken, busted or missing. The red paint is faded yet lovely reminder of the days it stood bright red against its lush background. You can stop for a peek at this abandoned water mill on the bridge of Watermills Road.

abandoned water mill

The mill is on the banks of the Petite Riviere (Little River). It is said that Samuel de Champlain, The Father of New France, called it such in 17th century.

Find it with these coordinates 44.262008, -64.485423.

abandoned water mill

Featured image and photo 2 from Bambe1964/Flickr.

This Abandoned Water Mill Provided Power

Similarly, this is the Conquerall Mills Hydroelectricity Power Dam. For over 35 years this hydroelectric facility has been abandoned. All the windows are boarded up. It was formerly for sale and is now privately owned although it still lies in dilapidation.

abandoned water mill

This mill was built specifically to supply power sometime in the 1940’s. It was closed in 1971 and abandoned by the town in 1974. In 1977, the dam was broken to allow the water to flow through.

As a result of the abandonment, the roof has many holes. Inside there is lumber, decay and bits of rubble. A simple and singular chain drapes the turn in to this building.

abandoned water mill

Hydroelectricity is a great renewable energy source and the cost to produce the energy is generally low. The act of using water as a source to create energy has been around since ancient times (beginning with flour grinding).

You can find this one with these coordinates. 44.308407, -64.525941.

Lastly, these two mills are less than 10 miles away from each other and along the same river.

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United States

Tintic – Abandoned Mill and Refinery of Goshen

Tintic Abandoned Mill

Located near Goshen, Utah and out of service since 1925 you can find this forlorn ore reduction mill. Processing the ore in an outdated way caused the closure creating the Tintic abandoned mill.

Along the open land of Genola you can see the remains of this large concentrator and structure. In the small time frame of 4 years the highest productivity annually was up to 200 tons of ore. Another local mill around Eureka provided the metals used here. Reduced after transportation and refined at Tintic. This process is what led to the mill’s abandonment even though it was part of the Tintic Mining District.

Harold Mill is another name for Tintic.

Warm Springs has heavy metal pollution thought to be cause by Tintic which lies below the establishment.

W.C. Madge designed the refinery in 1920 and it processed gold, silver, copper and lead. Deciding to place it on the western slope of Warms Springs Mountain

Tintic Abandoned Mill

The Tintic Abandoned Mill was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. It is classified as ruins. Amax Arizona Incorporated was the owner at the time.

It was the only mill in America using the Augustin process at that time. A process involving roasting and leeching the ore changing it to Chloride.

Lastly, graffiti now covers almost the entire complex. All that remains today of this crumbling structure are iron and drain boxes, leaching tanks, roasters, crushers and water tanks. Any former machinery is now gone.

Furthermore, you can just head to Goshen, Utah. Travel down East Main Street until you come to South State Road 141. Then take a right onto State Street Ext and head down until you see it on your left. Here are the coordinates 39.957607, -111.855172

Images are from the Library of Congress.

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