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.
The Engine House’s boiler, which would have been fired all day all day, virtually from the day the shop opened until the day it closed.
These buildings were largely used as concentrators for the crushed rock, although I did spy some small mills inside these too.
Steam pipes snake up the walls like vines, but with asbestos.
Stained windows and sheet metal catch the sunset from across the Ohio River.
In the steam plant, steam pipes bundled in canvas and asbestos criss-cross the walls.
Hand painted fire extinguisher notices and a long room which I strongly suspect was a pattern cutting room.
Lockers for the boiler room workers.
If it weren’t for the fact there were trees growing from it, and that I cropped out the end of the rail approach, one might think this is still used occasionally.