These machines had embossed metal numbers marking their ends.
An open mine cars waits to be lowered back into Eagle Mine in front of the rust-locked modern mine shaft in the middle of Gilman.
Shuttered windows on the side of one of the collapsing bonded warehouses.
An article from Minnpost describes this design as “marital”, and I could not agree more.
Gold, which has a relatively high mass, would drop through the slats of the sluice boxes as the water flowed over them. Around the dredge were a half dozen radiator pipes to keep the water flowing through the machines.
Between the catwalks of Furnace 6, the molted ore would flow through the chute.
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
A gateway for St. Louis as seen through a gateway (of sorts) in East St. Louis.