Gold, which has a relatively high mass, would drop through the slats of the sluice boxes as the water flowed over them. Around the dredge were a half dozen radiator pipes to keep the water flowing through the machines.
The powerplant and its dedicated water tower supplied steam for heating and mechanical work.
Algae grows where water flows/From the sawtooth roof/To the mines below/The sun climbs high/But is in no one’s eyes/A wall alone crumbles/It was no suprise
For reasons unknown, this building’s concrete was designed a little thinly. It reminds me of a Chicago, IL building constructed during WWI when concrete and steel were strictly rationed and many buildings went up with insufficient superstructures. I do not have a build date for this one yet.
This section retains water and is mostly shaded, so moss has found a way to live in the concrete.
The belts on these mills have long ben missing.
Moon of M.R. ‘1985. Brick Graffiti Series.
“Daisy”… probably for the mill, as it was unusual for women to work at Daisy.
One of the machines left over in the underground magnetic separation plant.