A side view of the floatation level. I found it interesting that there were little ladders and staircases in the mill to help workers get around–this place was not as shoddy as other mills I’ve seen.
The beeping never stopped. The robots never slept, not even when they were unplugged. It was a nightmare.
One of two projectors, still set to run old 3D flicks.
A hydraulic ‘bridge’ couple lower onto the tracks to bring mine cars into the shaft house, presumably for repair. I haven’t found this system anywhere else, but it makes a lot of sense.
Gilman had a bowling alley.
An old stoker in a power plant that was abandoned long before the mill next to it, by all indications. Sugar mills burned dry beet pulp pellets for fuel.
A wide view of the steam pump room, complete with pistons (taken apart for their brass), flywheels (covered in graffiti and rust) and pressure gauges (smashed apart for fun). I guess what I’m trying to say is, I was not disappointed.
The final ball mill in the Chain O’ Mines concentrator. Behind it was a bucket of steel balls.
The generator room was state of the art when it was installed, allowing the complex to use motors and electric lighting ahead of its competitors.