This wheel scoops the washings from the sluice room and places it on the tailings conveyor.
The aerial tram at the Mayflower Mill gives a sense of what the Gold Prince Mill in Animas Forks once looked like. Trams connected the mill to the mines around it without the need to negotiate trees, rivers, and rough terrain.
We know what the ladies’ favorite treats were! Found holding parts on a repair cart.
This picture typifies the industrial ideal of the early 20th century. More metal than air. More efficiency than beauty. More profits than people.
Inside the pilot copper concentrator.
This is an example of the equipment that was originally manufactured at Barcol.
The white mark allowed for a manual RPM check on this big steel flywheel on the ground floor. Note how dark the bottom level of the mills is—that’s because all of the equipment is blocking out the light.
Next to the generator room is the pump room, which moved steam around the complex.