I’m not sure, actually, whether this was an outhouse (right), but it seems likely. In any case, it was connected by a covered staircase to the Bunk House (left). The soil here was not all tailings, so there is a bit of thick grass–almost the only in sight!
This building had the rusty remains of a few mattresses, likely used in the 1940s when this site was last occupied.
It seems logical that, at one time, a rock crusher was installed at the base of the mine rails shown here at the top of the Concentrator. Rocks small enough to fit between the rails would automatically bypass the crusher and continue to the work floor via the hopper below.
“The fresh snow mixed indistinguishably from the ashes of the half-demolished power plant.”
In the background you can see the crane, which would in the weeks to follow bring all you see here to the ground.