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
Looking into the half-demolished, half-dismantled conveyor for the sea leg.
I included this image to illustrate the height of the headgrame and the distance between it and the hoist house. Of course, compared with the depth of the mine shaft, this distance is short.
Looking into one of the fire slides, designed to evacuate patients extremely quickly. In 1880, a fire completely destroyed the asylum at St. Peter, Minnesota, killing 30 patients.
Without a roof, the bricks were being washed away in the later years of the roundhouse.
Iron becoming dirt becoming birches.
A crashed freight elevator.
A gateway for St. Louis as seen through a gateway (of sorts) in East St. Louis.
On the ground floor of the main factory there seems to be only one chair left.