Mammoth Mine overlooks Central City from atop Mammoth Hill. In the distance you can make out Coeur d’Alene Mine (red), which operated from 1885 through 1940.
Daisy Mill could accept shipments from water, rail, and truck at one time. Now everything comes and goes by rail.
This was a living space for the keepers during storms, when it was too dangerous to return to the houses on the point.
Where equipment was scrapped.
Much of the circa-1950s buildings remain with few alterations, such as these long boring sheet metal ruststicks.
An old stoker in a power plant that was abandoned long before the mill next to it, by all indications. Sugar mills burned dry beet pulp pellets for fuel.
Judging from old pictures and maps, raw ore was dumped through these hatches, stamped into a rough powder, and hastily sorted before sending the best ore to the mill. Mills charged by tons of rock sent to them, so it did not pay to send them obvious tails.
The sun was setting outside, highlighting the textures and lines that made the form of the power plant take a fourth dimension–time.
An interesting crane in the back of the machine shop. It seems very light duty, so I am not certain what it was used for.