The ADM Quality Assurance Labs haven’t changed much, except for that it has become a common home for the homeless.
After crushing, these machines would float lighter material to the surface of the water, where it would be skimmed and discarded. Gold and silver laden stone would sink to the bottom, where it was collected for the next stage of processing. Leica/Summilux 35/Ektar 100
Pillsbury from across the Mississippi River and Stone Arch Bridge from the roof of the Washburn Crosby Elevator (aka Gold Medal Flour).
Without a roof, the bricks were being washed away in the later years of the roundhouse.
Looking from the mill at the old transfer elevator’s steel tanks.
Point me to the blast furnace.
The clock, which was sold after Amtrak dumped the building, was returned to the Waiting Room in 2005.
This was my first view of Harris Machinery’s property… it was strange to find what looked like a ghost town five minutes from downtown Minneapolis!
Here, the concentrated gold (and silver, and zinc, I would guess) would be loaded into trucks bound for the smelter.