Lonaconing Love It was as noisy then as it is colorful now… Similar Images ...based on the tags: gears, machinery, pipes, rusty... A control panel that was mothballed, anticipating a time when the plant may be reactivated. Mammoth Mine overlooks Central City from atop Mammoth Hill. In the distance you can make out Coeur d’Alene Mine (red), which operated from 1885 through 1940. Dust explosions were a real risk for grain mills. These funnels helped to filter the air in the mill. A closeup of the pulleys atop Manitoba Pool #3 which once pulled conveyor belts full of grain across the cupola building as it was sorted into the silos below. Copper thieves haven’t left anything behind but the shell. “The fresh snow mixed indistinguishably from the ashes of the half-demolished power plant.” Where the tailings boom meets the mill. The ‘working’ part of the furnaces are about a story above ground level, so the catwalks snake above the tree line. The sun was setting outside, highlighting the textures and lines that made the form of the power plant take a fourth dimension–time.