The working end of the blast furnace, where molten metal would flow like lava out of the furnace… a process called ‘tapping’.
Boards on the window are like rings on a tree, if you know how to read abandonments.
Heavy steel doors to isolate the underground magnetic separation mill from Eagle Mine’s main tunnel.
The first 800 or so feet of the tunnel is finished with reinforced concrete. The test is raw stone. This is the spot where it switches. Side note: nailing this shot on film is one of my proudest light-painted moments.
One of the ugly modern staircases.
This building is now being used to grow fish.
The north side of the plant is modern 60s industrial architecture, meaning massive open spaces with no personality. This mirror is the most interesting thing I could find.
A string of vehicles have found death at Packard recently. Usually they are simply driving up ramps and pushed off the rooftops, but this one seemed destined for a worse fate. Found in the far corner of the far building.
Bits and things in a pile in the corner of the smelter, the unsold chunks of industrial history that didn’t sell at an on-site auction before my visit.