Much of the plant depended on steam, not only for heat but for mechanical power.
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.
These machines had embossed metal numbers marking their ends.
This section retains water and is mostly shaded, so moss has found a way to live in the concrete.
Robotic pincers to move molten rods of glass between machines.
A multi-family home with an attic bedroom. The staircase was unstable, to say the least.
The new steel door of the diesel car shops, built in 1948 and used through the 1960s, as seen from the service pit. On the top of the photograph you can see the exhaust vent.
The coal crusher (above) and the conveyor (left) to bring the powdered coal to furnace hoppers (right).
A circular common room in one of the original parts of the hospital. When the asylum was especially crowded, this would be filled with patient beds, too. It’s very strange that this floor was not tiled like the other common rooms. It makes me wonder if especially dangerous patients were kept in this ward; those who could not be trusted to not extract and sharpen the ceramic tiles. Portra 160.