benches

Old Boiler Room

The old boilers of the steam plant have been mostly gutted to remove loose asbestos.

Work Bench

By the looks of the custom work bench, someone in upholstery got a little carried away!

Mill Tram Doors

Heavy steel doors to isolate the underground magnetic separation mill from Eagle Mine’s main tunnel.

Bench Swing

This tree caught my eye. Note the bench swing near it. Portra 160.

Last Chapel Pew

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.

Religious Row

The pigeons and raccoons have no use for these, so they will sit empty until snow or fire removes them by force.

Inside Prize Mine, Nevadaville

While the building looks uniform on the outside, inside it’s clearly divided between a hoist room and shaft room (seen here).

Crafting Table

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.

In-Mine Hooks

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”.

9am in the Mine Shops

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

Rockies Mural

Colorado, the most miningest state in the union, seems to be pictured in this lunchroom mural.

Cheratte Dry Room

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.