Too big to be scrapped, to simple to be auctioned. It waited for the demo crews and demo cranes to arrive.
Note the really old carvings in the mineral-stained sandstone on the walls and ceiling. This little cave was walled-off on one end, making me wonder what the area was for. Lighting is a set of three candles and two LED flashlights and a cigarette.
I would wager that National Mine became the dumping ground for Chain O’ Mines as the company began to fail.
This is a typical view of the factory; most of it was long hallways flanked by piles of equipment and access points to maintain them.
Ammunition had to be tested on site before shipment. That was done here. These heavy concrete bunkers deflected rounds harmlessly into the earth.
This building cleaned the barrels that transported ingredients through the plant.
About a second after the explosives were triggered.
This is a room where the actual explosive elements were mixed. In the event of an accident, this glass wall would give way before the concrete and thus direct the flames and shockwave away from the rest of the building. In other words, the glass is not just to get a lot of wonderful natural light into the building.