The purpose of the concentrator was to separate the gold and silver-rich ore from the waste rock. You can tell from the design that the process relies heavily on gravity.
The the left, the nitrating line in War City. To the right, War City’s sole suburb, Charlestown, IN.
I slid into the mill through the top floor, near where the rock-grinding ball mills were left to rust. I look around, taking in the most intact gold mill I’ve ever explored. Movement attracted my eye to the ceiling, where I found something staring back, a raven was observing me with some interest. It had been a while since I have brushed up on the folklore and mythology, but I took it as a good sign. Leica/Summilux 35/Ektar 100
Colorado, the most miningest state in the union, seems to be pictured in this lunchroom mural.
North of the assembly complex is a storage network of earthen and concrete bunkers.
The old way to get to the elevator from the mill.
These rails used to connect to those inside the Santiago Tunnel. Now they dangle above tailings.