No wonder the factory shut down; everyone was scheduled to work 9 to 5 and the clock’s broken! (In all seriousness, this is/used to be a beautiful timepiece, especially for a utilitarian factory like this.
The pipes in the boiler would be full of water, so the heat in the furnace.
This is a 1956 furnace. It was used to forge wheels, casings, and parts for the axel shop.
Taken at a junction in the tube world.
After crushing, these machines would float lighter material to the surface of the water, where it would be skimmed and discarded. Gold and silver laden stone would sink to the bottom, where it was collected for the next stage of processing. Leica/Summilux 35/Ektar 100
A washout two thirds of the way down the tram gave me a place to relax in the thin air.
The old crane swung on windier days over the Worthington Steam Pump. This is probably last used to disassemble the antique generators, which are all now gone.
This tunnel goes to the adit over the Eagle River Mills. I bet those carts go fast down here!
The main shaft’s cable spooled with bird castings belies the fact that lives used to dangle from its steel-wound strength. Arrows on the circles would indicate the mine level the cars were currently at.
Every timber pillar was numbered for maintenance purposes.