Large Dill Pickles Lined concrete vats in the basement of the asylum for fermenting pickles, presumable because the brine-vinegar solution was too harsh in a time before stainless steel. Similar Images ...based on the tags: basements, tanks... A huge steel tank, one of several left over, left over from either the Ashland Oil or Allied Chemical periods. One thing that made the Eagle Mine unique is the underground mill, left of this picture. As the rocks moved down the mill, they would be turned into finer and finer powder. Rust undermines the decade old graffiti on the steel bin. The bottom of the elevator which seemed too modern for the building. The top of the elevator opens into open air, as the second floor has long since collapsed. One basement room has a pile of x-rays of miners, taken and stored by the company. A light-painted portrait of one of the few remaining carts that moved everything from fresh eggs to soiled laundry through the tunnels. A long exposure panorama of Electric Steel and Kurth from the roof of Russell Miller B, days before it was demolished. Days after the long-flooded basement was pumped out. Note the water lines! Little has changed inside the mill, but since it was built in 1916, many tanks and ancillary buildings have popped up around it.