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 building behind Daisy was demolished, leaving these tanks and a pointless conveyorway. Now it’s bricked (see over door near right corner of mill) and the tanks are exposed to the elements. There are a few holes in the area that have a healthy drop, so you should avoid the area.
Although most of the buildings were open and empty, a few carried signs.
Much of the milling equipment predated the mill itself, so I would not be surprised if this particular machine really dates to 1860.
This floor of the workhouse had corkscrew conveyors–big augers–in the floor to move material around. Most of the walls that were metal were missing, leaving the concrete structure and open doors.
While the stokers are gone, the pipes bringing pulverized coal down were left.
On the left is the broken glass room that contains the controls for the cable spool, now gone, that sat in the metal shell on the right. The stairs led down to the hoisting engine itself. You can make out the slits where the cable ran up to the headframe tower through the gaping archway.
Between all of the buildings was dense growth, especially vines.
In the office at the end of the dock are two brooms. One is from the last ore train. One is from the last boat.