Looking out of a door to nowhere at the fiery sky above.
After crushing, these machines would float lighter material to the surface of the water, where it would be skimmed and discarded. Gold and silver laden stone would sink to the bottom, where it was collected for the next stage of processing. Leica/Summilux 35/Ektar 100
The man behind the curtain watches, but doesn’t say anything. Probably the smartest one in the room.
A view from the loft in the shipping/receiving building, where the crane operator would step into his cab.
The only thing that signals that this was an office building, rather than another production floor, is the small amount of wood paneling that remains.
From atop a concrete slap that seals the old path of Mine Shaft #3, I loop up into the hoisting room.
The powerhouse had two elevated tracks behind it, one for coal and one for deliveries.
A better look at the rails in the floor, installed to help move heavy equipment around the building.