Before the gold could be extracted, the rock was turned to powder. Depending on the size of the steel balls inside the mill, the rock would be reduced to a certain size. So, multiple mills were usually used in stages.
There are so many pipes i the factory–I wonder how many people knew where they all went, in the days these machines operated at capacity.
A high-ceilinged room where kegs would be delivered for cleaning, before they were refilled with fresh booze.
An abandoned ranch on the east side of the tracks. This was not the Colmor Cutoff they were waiting for.
The incinerator’s hardened steel door… useless, but still sexy in a heavy-industrial kind of way.
This is the former air compressor house–one of them, at least–which turned steam power into air power to drive machinery across the production line.
Shag carpet is fabulous, and I hope it makes a comeback.
The piano must have been a nice distraction; there is very little to do in Roberts.
The small door leads to the offices, the large door leads to the shop. My back at this time is to the corrugated steel wall. At the time I wondered why there was just one steel wall, not knowing that 40 years before there was another spot for an engine here. This section of the roundhouse has become a sort of town dump–car seats, cans of paint and tires are piled into its corners.