After crushing, these machines would float lighter material to the surface of the water, where it would be skimmed and discarded. Gold and silver laden stone would sink to the bottom, where it was collected for the next stage of processing. Leica/Summilux 35/Ektar 100
These steam powered pumps were integral to the cooling of the meat packing plant next door.
Under the steam engine in the lower engine room–the camera is mounted right over the beginning of the cam shaft.
One of a few rolling workbenches to keep the thousands of pulleys, cogs, and belts working properly.
Mounted in an office.
The bottom of the stairs leading from the work floor to the cafeteria.
A morning shower made the plant’s metal siding shake… probably nothing, though, compared to when the furnaces were blasting. The objects on the ground are molten ore containers.
Wind blew taconite dust against the walls of these suspended control room, making even the glass appear to rust.
The common rooms bulge out of the institutional geometry of the wards.