The Gold Prince is dead, but its ruins show how over-engineered it once was. Although its foundations were concrete, seen here, the rest of the mill was steel. All of its steel and equipment was removed to fix the Sunnyside Mill in Eureka.
Entrance to the plant. Hermes holds his iconic caduceus and a Model T. Demeter holds a tractor in a motif of wheat. A fantastic reimagining of the Greek, with an excerpt of the following quote by Sir Joshua Reynolds (18th century English painter): “Excellence is never granted to man but as the reward of labor. It argues no small strength of mind to persevere in habits of industry without the pleasure of perceiving those advances, which, like the hand of a clock, whilst they make hourly approaches to their point, yet proceed so slowly as to escape observation.”
A panorama showing the biggest building in Gilman—unless you count the massive mine below as a structure.
West Elevation of the Depot. Ektar 100/Mamiya 6
Looking across the whole milling operation from its dedicated powerhouse stretching across Eagle River.
The side of a launcher, with outbuildings in the background. You can see the tracks where the roof would open before launch.
These ruins of buildings recovered acid from the explosives line to be recycled.
Looking through the loading platform of Frontenac Mine toward Black Hawk. In 1900, you would see Druid Mine on the left and Aduddell on the right.
These buildings were largely used as concentrators for the crushed rock, although I did spy some small mills inside these too.
Kate in the Atlas E, which is essentially a buried Atlas D. Above is the protective steel blast door.