The well-worn chair in one larry’s operator cab, next to an overgrown coke battery.
On the left you can see one of the later air shafts for the mine below, which allowed for natural air exchange with the main production areas of the coal mine. That is to say, there were no fans blowing fresh air down below.
Through a section of the tailings boom where mountain winds tore open the sheet metal around the conveyor, I poked my head out.
I like this picture because it shows some of the only unbroken windows at Packard.
This picture is perhaps the most appropriate in its visual depiction of how unstable the mill was. 1. Note the lack of stairs on the spiral staircase; they’re rusted and twisted apart, not simply cut off. 2. Notice the cracked concrete on the lower left corner; that was cracking as I was standing on it taking this photo, and don’t think there’s anything under that to begin to stop one’s fall. 3. You’re looking into an open elevator shaft; its safety cage is sliced away and wide open.
Sprays of water kept the muddy mixture flowing across the sluices, which filtered out gold particles from gravel and dirty.
One of the machines left over in the underground magnetic separation plant.
Look at the floor–do you see the hole? That goes down a lonnnnnng ways.
The pipes in the boiler would be full of water, so the heat in the furnace.