This is a 1956 furnace. It was used to forge wheels, casings, and parts for the axel shop.
I follow this advice every day. You should too.
Part of the back of the distribution boards; the rear of a giant remote transformer switch.
One of the covered rail loading docks. All of them were overgrown and rust-clad.
This is where the lime would spill out.
This is the crane that would be used to lower extra-heavy bits of copper ore into the fire of the furnace.
There are so many pipes i the factory–I wonder how many people knew where they all went, in the days these machines operated at capacity.
These machines circulated water through the powder from the ball mills. Gold and silver is heavier than gravel, so it sinks while the junk rock floats.
The view from the larry, looking out at the overgrowing coke oven top. Papers listed the order of the charges for each oven, noting the sticky doors and persistent leaks. Emergency respirators and rescue gear was stored close, as long exposure to emissions from the rusty hatches could make worker pass out on the top of the ovens.