Miners would sit in this room before going into the mine. The boards on the right indicated whether every single miner was “in” or “out”.
The Blacksmith Shop (right) was connected to the Bunk House (left) via this narrow walkway. This is likely due to the fire risk in each building. The left building had a cooking stove and furnace for heat and the right building had a small industrial furnace to repair mining equipment. A little walkway would mean that a fire on one side would be easier to fight from the other.
Kat’s pretty cool.
The top floor’s old-fashioned hospital ways were too much to pass without a photo or two… with the paint falling off the walls it was as if the building was shedding its skin in an effort to become rejuvenated or useful.
A better look at the rails in the floor, installed to help move heavy equipment around the building.
Note the maps still left on the wall.
Looking through a secure ward door at the destroyed rooms beyond.
Here, the concentrated gold (and silver, and zinc, I would guess) would be loaded into trucks bound for the smelter.
The note on the left announces that the spindles in the crates are dirty.