Virginia City Retort House

Virginia City Retort House

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Credit: NYPL/SCIENCE SOURCE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Workmen in a Virginia City retort house. They are removing quicksiler, which will be used again, from the silver amalgam created earlier in the refining process.

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