The main shaft’s cable spooled with bird castings belies the fact that lives used to dangle from its steel-wound strength. Arrows on the circles would indicate the mine level the cars were currently at.
Sprays of water kept the muddy mixture flowing across the sluices, which filtered out gold particles from gravel and dirty.
On this production line, the office was elevated far above the floor.
This tunnel goes to the adit over the Eagle River Mills. I bet those carts go fast down here!
A staircase threads between the top floor and the sluices, which are in the middle of the dredge-mill.
This low brick building is interesting to me.
Looking at the engine house (left) from atop the stoves.
A comrade lights-up where so many workers apparently congregated to do the same.
One of the many blast doors. Note the plunger to seal off the airflow in the event of an attack or accidental explosion.