A number of skyways carried the production line across roads and railroad tracks in and around the plant. An identical skyway to this one was cut off sometime in the past decade (judging by the rust), probably for its steel.
In some places in the mine shops, you can still make out narrow gauge track in the floors.
This part of the roundhouse was being brought down by rain and gravity.
The buildings were level with one another, so one could look through as many as a dozen factory floors from one window.
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.
We people are so small.
About a third of the roundhouse was demolished in the 1950s, but there’s a lot left.
The sluice room was surrounded in fine grating. The company would want to finely control when the doors would be opened so the gold could be removed under supervision. No yellow bonus for the working man…
A wide view of the poor house. Look at the smokestack and elevator shaft, which show the former roofline.