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The dust lends a nice chiaroscuro effect.

Things I didn’t know existed: bit removal tools for the undercutters. I thought people just hit them with hammers until they fell out.

Old mine loadout bin.

Old mine loadout scale. Maxes out at 20,000 pounds.

The old mine loadout booth.

There’s been a lot of bags of salt rubbed over that piece of wood on the conveyor, judging by how deep the wear patterns are.

The bag building gets kinda creepy when there’s no second shift.

The valve-pack machine is like a dusty pipe organ.

Propane storage.  Or maybe acetylene?  Oxygen?  I’ve looked at the labels plenty of times but never had to actually use them.

This is the way to the back entrance to the underground warehouse.

Maintenance hallway, with the lights down for roof scraping.  I don’t know what was happening farther down other than it was generating a lot of dust.

End of maintenance hallway.

Valve pack bagger dials.