Judging from old pictures and maps, raw ore was dumped through these hatches, stamped into a rough powder, and hastily sorted before sending the best ore to the mill. Mills charged by tons of rock sent to them, so it did not pay to send them obvious tails.
Much of the plant depended on steam, not only for heat but for mechanical power.
One of the many blast doors. Note the plunger to seal off the airflow in the event of an attack or accidental explosion.
The copula stacks were fitted with scrubbers. Making metal is a very polluting activity.
On the boarded-up first floor of the house proper near the door to the chapel, the last pew sites next to a wet box of Bibles.
This section retains water and is mostly shaded, so moss has found a way to live in the concrete.
Stairs and power lines enter the abandoned depot. Shingles slide off the rotten roof. Ektar 100/Mamiya 6
The side of the oldest building on the property, the former casket factory.