Placer Pacer The tailings boom is the first and last thing you see when approaching the mountaintop shipwreck. Similar Images ...based on the tags: clouds, conveyors, cranes, gravel, machinery, people, quarantine, rocks, rotten, sandy... The screen and mineral stained window cross-processed the sky. 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. Hunter and the Hoist House. One of the covered rail loading docks. All of them were overgrown and rust-clad. Although the caves deviated little in their year-round temperature, it was common to use blocks of ice to cool beer immediately before shipment. This is the ruins of the ice chute. Looking toward Sleeping Giant from the workhouse. Fall in line, act skinny, watch out for low hanging pipes. Don’t ask me where in the maze this was… 90% of the plant looked like this; vast rooms and catwalks with crisscrossing pipes and valves. Away from the rest of the plant–as if forgotten, or hiding–is this little stamp press. Yes, this is little by press standards. Bits and things in a pile in the corner of the smelter, the unsold chunks of industrial history that didn’t sell at an on-site auction before my visit.