This elevator came crashing down, perhaps from the topmost floor. I wonder what it sounded like.
While walking out I snapped this last shot of the sunset drenching the castle-top watertower (staying with the theme), right before the sun dipped below the hill across the stream from which the whiskey was distilled.
Looking out of the boarded windows in the Great Western Sugar office.
The conveyorway that carried the sintering material to the mixing floor at the top of the plant.
Part of the plant has been reused as a scrap metal yard.
Sprays of water kept the muddy mixture flowing across the sluices, which filtered out gold particles from gravel and dirty.
One of the pair of motors that powered this mine shaft. In the 1950s, this shaft was designated a rescue shaft, and was only maintained for emergencies. One reason that Cheratte built Shaft 3 nearby was because these motors and infrastructure did not have the capacity that the giant mine below called for.
The former express concourse, as seen in 2005.
Looking at the side of the Superior Elevator from the tracks that feed the Western. Note the old flagpole.