By the looks of the custom work bench, someone in upholstery got a little carried away!
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”.
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.
The old boilers of the steam plant have been mostly gutted to remove loose asbestos.
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
This tree caught my eye. Note the bench swing near it. Portra 160.
While the building looks uniform on the outside, inside it’s clearly divided between a hoist room and shaft room (seen here).
The pigeons and raccoons have no use for these, so they will sit empty until snow or fire removes them by force.
Colorado, the most miningest state in the union, seems to be pictured in this lunchroom mural.
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.
No more bailouts. No excuses.
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.
Heavy steel doors to isolate the underground magnetic separation mill from Eagle Mine’s main tunnel.
The basement of the laboratories is the home of the ore grinder. I’m sure it was noisy.
This miner locker room has probably never been so clean.
No Bibles were left in the pews, only golf pencils.
The clock, which was sold after Amtrak dumped the building, was returned to the Waiting Room in 2005.
A Kiva is an underground, or partly underground, chamber for ceremonies.
On the desk of an optometrist’s office.