While the building looks uniform on the outside, inside it’s clearly divided between a hoist room and shaft room (seen here).
Without a roof, the bricks were being washed away in the later years of the roundhouse.
Prize Mine has been the victim of erosion. Its north wall is pushed in by rockfall and its south side is far from ground level.
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.
In the barracks.
Miners would sit in this room before going into the mine. The boards on the right indicated whether every single miner was “in” or “out”.
These buildings were largely used as concentrators for the crushed rock, although I did spy some small mills inside these too.
One of the old cooperage buildings is largely unchanged from when it was built. The raised section of the building houses a crane.
When the Mitchell project is complete, I’ll miss the textures on the face of the boiler.