Taken several years before the tornado story when the weather, and the condition of the buildings, were nice.
The historical entrance.
One thing I like to do at Gopher is imagine the shape of the planned buildings based on the partial structures.
Expanding foam provides some textural contrast to the wood floors, worn smooth over a century. This building dates to the 1890s and was built as the coffin plant.
There is a flipped tram car about a third of the way down the cliff.
From the 1909 addition, it’s obvious how much water it takes to carry a single wall to, into and through the cracks between the floor tiles: exactly one roof’s worth.
The lower floors of King Elevator are scrapped and ruined. Nearly everything that is not concrete has been destroyed. Some time ago it seems that someone built a tarp-roof hovel inside of the ground floor.
Heavy steel doors to isolate the underground magnetic separation mill from Eagle Mine’s main tunnel.
After demolition in the mid 2000s, this interior door became exterior. I remember walking through the car shed as a teenager. It was a shortcut, if I didn’t get caught.