Power Plant 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. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: boilers, cobwebs, machinery, numbers, rusty, signs, staircases, stokers, turquoise, valves... Parking strictly forbidden. A sign in front of Cheratte’s former truck shops. No ambiguity here… miners, check in at this office. Shadows of the skylights form a backdrop for rust-welded machines. Empty spools, thousands of them, were around the mill. Bits and things in a pile in the corner of the smelter, the unsold chunks of industrial history that didn’t sell at an on-site auction before my visit. Two counterweighted elevators moved men between the surface, mine, and underground mill. Tucked-into the side of the concentration mill… these machines were meant to crush underground rock into a fine dust for mineral extraction. 2007. Exterior of Chapel. Beautiful doors separated the boiler room and the sugar mill. Can you imagine the gracefully curving steps in a power plant today?