The tailings boom is the first and last thing you see when approaching the mountaintop shipwreck.
One of the three ovens where the powder would be heater to over 2000 degrees… hot enough to fuse iron, but not hot enough to liquify it.
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.
Open wide! Here comes the sugar beets!
After Wilson Bros moved out, a furniture company moved in.
This is a 1956 furnace. It was used to forge wheels, casings, and parts for the axel shop.
The final ball mill in the Chain O’ Mines concentrator. Behind it was a bucket of steel balls.
Gilman had a bowling alley.
The building in the foreground–the old control booth–was arsoned in 2009.