Knowing that a tornado just passed nearby is less distressing when you’re surrounded by nuclear-attack-hardened buildings.
An experimental shaft dug in the 1950s and its Hoist House.
Through a section of the tailings boom where mountain winds tore open the sheet metal around the conveyor, I poked my head out.
Looking from the rail shipping building through pigeon-proofing chicken wire at another manufacturing building in high Fall.
Castle, Montana is a ghost town. Almost no signs remain that it was a mining town.
This sign was important when trains ran the length of the elevator.
A shallow creek traces Illinois Gulch toward the Chain O’ Mines mill. Ball mills are laid out in the sun.
Gopher Ordnance Works, aka the U-Lands, is a landscape where roots and boughs break apart concrete and steel.
The aerial tram at the Mayflower Mill gives a sense of what the Gold Prince Mill in Animas Forks once looked like. Trams connected the mill to the mines around it without the need to negotiate trees, rivers, and rough terrain.