Foundry Dripmarks Looking at the casting floor from the roof. In the distance are the copulas where molten metal was poured. Similar Images ...based on the tags: black&white, heights, holes-of-death, pillars, skylights... Miners at the turn of the century had better taste in typography than the average person does today. A heavy steel rail door to help funnel explosions upward, rather than outward. A bank of vertical filing cabinets, probably dating to National Guard days. Watch your head, say the colors. This side of the plant is apparently still standing and is owned by the city. The steam-powered hoist that pulled ore and dropped men from the mine. Note the hydraulic-operated brake on top with its massive brake pad. Now scrapped. Sprays of water kept the muddy mixture flowing across the sluices, which filtered out gold particles from gravel and dirty. The north side of the plant is modern 60s industrial architecture, meaning massive open spaces with no personality. This mirror is the most interesting thing I could find. Looking up to the second floor of the Nitrating House, where cotton would be soaked in nitric acid. These brought cotton into the building. Looking out the finishing end of the sintering plant at a network of torched-off catwalks through a maze of rust and asbestos. Paradise.