The concrete walls, heavy steel blast doors, and plastic roof tell me that this was one of the shell loading buildings.
Stairs and power lines enter the abandoned depot. Shingles slide off the rotten roof. Ektar 100/Mamiya 6
A long exposure of the side of the coke ovens, lit by the nearby streetlights.
Kate for scale. Powder that passed the floatation level was flowed over sluice tables, another mass-based way of separating gold. I’ve never seen so many of these in one place. Though it was a hardrock mine, it worked more like a placer mine.
Through a section of the tailings boom where mountain winds tore open the sheet metal around the conveyor, I poked my head out.
A broken signal light that would indicate to incoming engineers and brakemen the status of the dock deck. The streetlight-style lighting is a retrofit; originally the top of the dock would be lit by strings of lights suspended by towers on each side of the deck… a poor system according to the workers at Allouez who had the same lights.
In what Studebaker called the ‘Materials Building’ are these giant concrete bins of fine molding sand, there for casting metal parts using the molten metal from the adjoining building. On the far left side there is a train track and once upon a time a gantry crane traced the room under the roof
“Crunch, crunch, crunch,” said the ground. “I know,” I replied.
One of the last times I saw the skyway standing. ADM’s Meal Elevator is in the distance.