Day 1 Continued - Bixby Store to Eminence Doe Run is the mining outfit that has a string of mines in this area. This mine is operating. The hoist was running. Follow this link to get an overview of how they are mining in this area. This is their big recycling plant. They take in 460M pounds of lead bearing materials each year including about 13.5M lead-acid batteries to recycle. Follow this link for an orientation about what they do at this plant. Kind of interesting. Another mine just down the road. There is a small rail network set up between these mines. Although it is in good shape, it doesn't seem to be active. In fact, some of the highway crossings have been paved over. Apparently they are trucking ore now. Another active mine. I mentioned that forest products are big in this region. You come across a lot of timber company sawmills along the way. Some of the hardwood scraps are converted to lump charcoal at this operation. Slab wood from lumber making operations gets converted here. Interesting to read about the process. Controlled burning gets rid of tar and sap and leaves carbon. Lots of these slab wood bundles are produced as scrap in the region.