From atop a concrete slap that seals the old path of Mine Shaft #3, I loop up into the hoisting room.
The fences helped discourage patients from throwing themselves down the stairs.
Looking between the asbestos house and mineral (lime) house.
This is how the warehouse looks today.
A back-lit tree with the silhouette of a roof spire in the background.
Indianapolis’ beautiful downtown is in the distance, past the gas storage tank.
The steam-powered hoist that pulled ore and dropped men from the mine. Note the hydraulic-operated brake on top with its massive brake pad. Now scrapped.
The “Bentleyville” Christmas tree, part of a winter light show, in storage.
Gold, which has a relatively high mass, would drop through the slats of the sluice boxes as the water flowed over them. Around the dredge were a half dozen radiator pipes to keep the water flowing through the machines.