Made by the Mergenthalen Linotype Company of New York, this model series (300) was introduced in 1960 and boasted a 12-line-per-minute reproduction rate.
Workers in the basement tunnels had to communicate with the workhouse operators 100 feet above and vice versa. Alarms and bells were installed to signal trouble over the sound of the elevator machinery.
Behind the factory was an old truck, blocked in by overgrown trees on one side and the buildings on the other.
This might have been part of the Pioneer Pellet Plant. It looks to be a ball mill, which pulverizes ore by spinning it with thousands of ball bearings.
Through a section of the tailings boom where mountain winds tore open the sheet metal around the conveyor, I poked my head out.
Blue skies and rust-pocked siding contrast the high-altitude blue sky. By the time I had worked my way back to the tram, it was sunset.
The control room was used through the mid-1990s as the plant was used to stabilize the power grid.
An original stencil-brushed sign.
These buildings were largely used as concentrators for the crushed rock, although I did spy some small mills inside these too.