A single metal emergency slide rusts away at sunrise.
In one of the hundreds of bunkers across the busy highway from the empty plant ruins. Most did not have doors, but I got lucky on this one.
Before the gold could be extracted, the rock was turned to powder. Depending on the size of the steel balls inside the mill, the rock would be reduced to a certain size. So, multiple mills were usually used in stages.
Lost words over the auditorium entrance.
When ‘men’ meant ‘worker’.
A small stage in one of the barracks.
An employee lunchroom with every door and window covered in vented steel.
In the corner of most of the factory floors, freight elevators flanked restrooms to leave more central space for machines and their masters.
This is one of the biggest warps I’ve ever found in a wooden factory floor hasn’t broken yet. When you stand on it, it make a very loud popping sound as the boards shift. The poster on the pillar near the left side of the frame advertises recreational boating, presumably to the factory workers who left this floor in the early 1980s.