Kate for scale. Powder that passed the floatation level was flowed over sluice tables, another mass-based way of separating gold. I’ve never seen so many of these in one place. Though it was a hardrock mine, it worked more like a placer mine.
Detail view of one of the fermenting tanks, still set-up for the distillery tours that no doubt took place when there last were such things. Nevertheless, the capacity of this tank multiplied across these all over the distillery floor really shows the power this company once had.
Around the corner from the old boiler room.
The last batch of molded metal stuck in the chute, this metallurgical furnace was falling apart brick by disintegrating brick b the time I got to it. On the upper floors there is a sophisticated network of vents and chimneys to make these little furnaces as hot as possible.
Copper poured from this furnace and was cast by the autocaster on the right into billets.
When a big motor rusted free of its ceiling mount, it smashed onto this workbench.
I believe this is the push car, meaning it would push the charge in the oven out the opposite side into the train car.
Note the tiled floor between the bucket conveyors and an old mill.
A morning shower made the plant’s metal siding shake… probably nothing, though, compared to when the furnaces were blasting. The objects on the ground are molten ore containers.
A line of huge machines wait to be used as parts under a long-disused belt drive.