Furnace #6; its catwalk and tapway. Note the lever-operated gutter-blockers.
A closeup of the old fashioned wood-and-iron flour mill, a little while before they were all scrapped.
When I revisited the mine in 2013, the hoists were scrapped and sitting by the road.
Grain is taken from the bottom of the silos through a conveyor in a tunnel. These blowers keep the air in the tunnel fresh.
An old stoker in a power plant that was abandoned long before the mill next to it, by all indications. Sugar mills burned dry beet pulp pellets for fuel.
A dead belt-o-vator.
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 right-pointing crank adjusts the rollers inside of the mill. How fine do you want your flour?
Either the company was pulling parts from this evaporator to use as parts for other plants, or the last thing the workers did was to get this machine ready for the next campaign. Either way, plans changed.