Worm in the path of raw ore where it would be dumped from rock cars into the silo below.
In the far back of the cellars there are some old bottles. This arch shows an old entrance to the cellars, now collapsed.
When I wasn’t paying enough attention on the rotten balcony, I accidentally put my foot through a rotten floorboard. I snapped a picture to remember the moment.
One chute drops grain on a conveyor for storage in the north silo cluster, while another is ready to deposit the flow where the conveyor cannot reach. Instead of engineering the belt to trip in reverse, the silos under the workhouses have their own chutes.
This low brick building is interesting to me.
Because there’s no Port-a-John underground.
This is the crane that would be used to lower extra-heavy bits of copper ore into the fire of the furnace.
The generator room was state of the art when it was installed, allowing the complex to use motors and electric lighting ahead of its competitors.
This floor of the workhouse had corkscrew conveyors–big augers–in the floor to move material around. Most of the walls that were metal were missing, leaving the concrete structure and open doors.