In a strange loft next to the brewhouse are these twin kettles, which seem much older than the main kettles in the brewhouse.
The beacon was installed in 1938 and removed in the mid-2000s.
Partier graffiti dates to when the caves were last open to the public; probably in the 1990s. This tunnel used to horseshoe between the brewery’s ice chute (left) and basement door (right, backfilled). Note the utility tunnel in the upper-right corner as well as the lighting brackets on the ceiling.
Before the gold could be extracted, the rock was turned to powder. Depending on the size of the steel balls inside the mill, the rock would be reduced to a certain size. So, multiple mills were usually used in stages.
This rockhouse was added below the shaft to load Gilpin Tram cars.
Note the maps still left on the wall.
I love these heavy rolling doors in the old tobacco processing building.