Snow weight collapsed this section of McKee… the newest section. The brick buildings always outlive cheap metal ones.
Here, the concentrated gold (and silver, and zinc, I would guess) would be loaded into trucks bound for the smelter.
There isn’t an unbroken window in the entire historic complex as of 2013.
The wrought iron staircase for what was the Consumer’s Brewery Brew House, as indicated by very fine cast landings with the company logo. The staircase is in bad condition; someone had run a forklift or something similar into the bottom in addition to copious vandalism and water damage. Holes in the floor, like in the upper-right corner indicate where stainless steel kettles used to be before they were scrapped.
Spring melt flows down the rusty rock house. In the background is the frame for the shaft.
Preparing to drive up the narrow road into Picayune Gulch, which was barely wide enough for my SUV.
Wind-battered catwalk lights between the shaft house and headframe/rockhouse building.
Looking down the kiln line from atop the furnaces.