There were three main stockhouses, two of which still exist, that are filled with tanks like these in addition to Fermentation. Each tank is the size of the city bus and few are left after the 2008-2009 scrapings.
The guts of the dock are connected with a long narrow hallway. Below this section are shops and labs.
The boiler doors are beautiful, and feature the name of the smelter and mine company. If you like these, check my article on the Mitchell Yards of Hibbing, MN.
Go on and jump in, if you want, there’s even a ladder to climb out.
Water vapor was collected and condensed to be reused in other processes. Kodak Tri-X 400/Leica M7
Ultimately, it was the bad roof that doomed these buildings.
The crumbling building barely contained the colors inside of it.
This sawtooth roof collapsed months later under the weight of an early snow.
From the catwalks below the hoisting motor in Shaft No. 1.