Minecraft reference. This is the backroom of a company that made eyeglasses the old-fashioned way. In fact, some of the lens blanks were even left behind, under the piles of trash on the desks.
Miners would sit in this room before going into the mine. The boards on the right indicated whether every single miner was “in” or “out”.
This miner locker room has probably never been so clean.
No more bailouts. No excuses.
While the building looks uniform on the outside, inside it’s clearly divided between a hoist room and shaft room (seen here).
On the boarded-up first floor of the house proper near the door to the chapel, the last pew sites next to a wet box of Bibles.
Colorado, the most miningest state in the union, seems to be pictured in this lunchroom mural.
The pigeons and raccoons have no use for these, so they will sit empty until snow or fire removes them by force.
By the looks of the custom work bench, someone in upholstery got a little carried away!
The clock, which was sold after Amtrak dumped the building, was returned to the Waiting Room in 2005.
The basement of the laboratories is the home of the ore grinder. I’m sure it was noisy.
The old boilers of the steam plant have been mostly gutted to remove loose asbestos.
This is one of the rooms near Shaft 1 that was converted to be a Dry Room, where workers would wash and change between shifts.
On the desk of an optometrist’s office.
No Bibles were left in the pews, only golf pencils.
Heavy steel doors to isolate the underground magnetic separation mill from Eagle Mine’s main tunnel.
This tree caught my eye. Note the bench swing near it. Portra 160.
Algae grows where water flows/From the sawtooth roof/To the mines below/The sun climbs high/But is in no one’s eyes/A wall alone crumbles/It was no suprise
A Kiva is an underground, or partly underground, chamber for ceremonies.