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.
It was as noisy then as it is colorful now…
Looking down a manlift on the ore dock side of the elevator. It’s a belt-less belt-o-vator!
Copper thieves haven’t left anything behind but the shell.
I believe these hooks were meant for hanging filters to dry.
Twin tracks exit a concrete wall below St. Anthony (Cathedral) Hill.
Happy mine bacteria ‘chews’ away at one of the narrow gauge rail ties still embedded in the sand floor. The orange color is not a mistake of mine; it is the result of different minerals leeching into the water table and draining into the mine. Keep in mind that, about 100 feet above, is the Ford plant itself!
One of a few dozen steel bed frames left in the rubble of the collapsing building.
Stairs and power lines enter the abandoned depot. Shingles slide off the rotten roof. Ektar 100/Mamiya 6