Heavy steel doors to isolate the underground magnetic separation mill from Eagle Mine’s main tunnel.
One of my favorite shots from that year, conveyor line parts stacked and hung with Postal Service bins from decades ago.
The flour mill (rear) and its elevators. The taller elevator was moved here in 1955, when the Harrisons bought it from Federal, who declared it surplus. The smaller elevator replaced an earlier smaller warehouse in 1926. Taken shortly after dawn. This one picture made the drive worth it, for me. Medium Format.
The rust garden’s brick centerpiece contrasts the muted winter Kentucky palette.
King Elevator sits in the corner of a more recently-defunct lumber mill: Great Western Timber. Perhaps in the future I will write the history of it. Arista 100 in 120.
When not running 24 hours a day during a campaign, the plant was being repaired. Every sugar mill has a large shop and parts room for those times.
Sprays of water kept the muddy mixture flowing across the sluices, which filtered out gold particles from gravel and dirty.
One of a few dozen steel bed frames left in the rubble of the collapsing building.
Noontime light, long criticized for the boring shadows it grants photographers, comes into its own sometimes.