These wide spools sit atop the abandoned tracks that lead to the train shed, which was later repurposed into a truck shed.
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.
This is what the mine shops look like from the road between Gaastra, MI and Rogers Location (formerly Bates, MI). The community was renamed for the mine, probably under the heavy influence of M.A. Hanna.
Part of a vintage neon sign. I hope it’s been preserved–it reminds me of the sign that hung over my grandfather’s tv sales and repair shop in small town Minnesota.
Small rooms in the basement of the asylum were seemingly too tiny to be used, even for storage.
The copula where molten metal would pour is on the left. It seems the whole floor was covered in ash in front of it.
Giant paint mixers.
The note on the left announces that the spindles in the crates are dirty.
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.