Because painted signs would not hold up in this spot–in between four ovens that were literally hot enough to melt steel inside. Solution: Cut the pipe labels into the sheet metal. Seems to have worked.
A closeup of one of the winding machines that found itself under a leaky section of roof.
…a better view of the huge tailings boom stretching outside of the tailings pond.
Because the shaft is nearly vertical, rocks riding inside shift a lot. To keep them from breaking down the door and raining into the shaft.
Two counterweighted elevators moved men between the surface, mine, and underground mill.
A romance novel left by some worker–lunch break reading–now sits under a grease stick.
A dead work truck rusts near an outbuilding. Everything is marked with a code. Modernity.
A colorful boiler is a happy boiler! RotoGrate systems remove ashes from the boiler firebox by revolving the bottom of the system to let the fly ash drop into a hopper. This greatly increases boiler efficiency.