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 Posted: Sun Jun 7th, 2020 04:09 pm
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Joined: Wed Apr 10th, 2013
Location: Unanderra, Australia
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Hi Gerold,

The powerhouse at Corrimal was all corrugated iron covered.
It's the big building with the stack behind elevated gantry in the background, 
in the photo labelled Corrimal Bagownie Pit Top.

This had 3 Cornish boilers and one locomotive type boiler under that roof.
like these three.

For an idea of size, have a look at the pencilled in dimensions.
This link shows that there was more under the roof than just the boilers.

If you are after a way to make electricity from steam without going to turbines,
have a look at a triple expansion steam engine.


And generator attached to it.

At Zeehan, this provided electrical power for a silver/lead/zinc mine and the town. 
The main switchboard is in the background. 

Also from Zeehan in Tasmania is this model of a non-ferrous mineral processing plant.
This uses gravity to move stuff to the next part of the extraction process.

The lower end of the stamp mill is at top left.

I hope that this might give you some idea,
of what might be under the roof of the mine from next to the shaft. 

John Garaty
Unanderra in oz
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