Right of Way A washout two thirds of the way down the tram gave me a place to relax in the thin air. Similar Images ...based on the tags: collapsing, heights, isthishowidie, rivers, rusty, tracks, water... I never knew that all those elementary school balance bar exercises were for a very serious purpose: not falling to one’s death in the event they uncover lost Chicago history. Looking through perfectly clear water into an abandoned mine room. My guess is that it contained some pumps to keep the mine dry and equipment related to the elevators. In the soft wood of the machine, an employee left their mark. These machines circulated water through the powder from the ball mills. Gold and silver is heavier than gravel, so it sinks while the junk rock floats. Without a roof, the bricks were being washed away in the later years of the roundhouse. A closeup of the now-scrapped steel chute. Quincy Smelter, 2014. Blue skies and rust-pocked siding contrast the high-altitude blue sky. By the time I had worked my way back to the tram, it was sunset. The corner of the elevator… lumber armored with steel for fireproofing and water resistance.