Blending House Blending the explosive ingredients was dangerous. It is no wonder that the blending house had so many emergency slides. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: fire-escapes, overgrown, power, rusty, slides, staircases, sunrises, trees, vents... Spots of yellow gravel mark gold mines with nothing left on the surface. Is this one of the drainage pipes? In the grungy control room, I found a little slice that was never graffitied. Workers would undoubtedly prefer to use the belt manlift on the right. The coal crusher (above) and the conveyor (left) to bring the powdered coal to furnace hoppers (right). Hunter and the Hoist House. Christmas lights from the time Island Station was an art studio lean against a rusty boiler. Beautiful doors separated the boiler room and the sugar mill. Can you imagine the gracefully curving steps in a power plant today? Different doors for different vehicles, I would guess. White Pine Mine used tire-based vehicles, rather than track-based, making it pretty different than other mines I’ve been to. Why the door had to be moved over 2 1/2 feet will remain a mystery.