National Mine, Junk Pile I would wager that National Mine became the dumping ground for Chain O’ Mines as the company began to fail. Similar Images ...based on the tags: barred-windows, barrels, spare-parts... The workshop and parts room was full of light and meticulously sorted bolts, nuts, washers, gaskets, and all sorts of specialty hardware. Sleeping bags mark this former courtyard as a crash pad for the local homeless. Look at the floor–do you see the hole? That goes down a lonnnnnng ways. On the other side of the hole through this wall was a printout with the Kool Aid Man on it. A little sheet metal box somehow made it back home. Looking toward Mitchell from its last building. What time is it? One of my favorite shots from that year, conveyor line parts stacked and hung with Postal Service bins from decades ago.