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.
This is a 1956 furnace. It was used to forge wheels, casings, and parts for the axel shop.
This is the crane that would be used to lower extra-heavy bits of copper ore into the fire of the furnace.
The turbine hall, without turbines. I guess that makes this a hall… at least it has a clock.
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.
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.
Near the old slag dump there are the remains of the pouring buckets that received the molten steel from the US Steel blast furnaces, filled to the brim with pig iron. They must be incredibly heavy!
Beautiful belt wheels above the grain cribs. Getting to the spot where this was taken is now impossible, and I don’t know whether these remain or not anymore.
Before the gold could be extracted, the rock was turned to powder. Depending on the size of the steel balls inside the mill, the rock would be reduced to a certain size. So, multiple mills were usually used in stages.