On the left you can see one of the later air shafts for the mine below, which allowed for natural air exchange with the main production areas of the coal mine. That is to say, there were no fans blowing fresh air down below.
A little ice and snow made work at Taconite Harbor much more dangerous.
I’m not sure, actually, whether this was an outhouse (right), but it seems likely. In any case, it was connected by a covered staircase to the Bunk House (left). The soil here was not all tailings, so there is a bit of thick grass–almost the only in sight!
Demolition following the arson of the Administration Building.
Downtown and the blight.
These wide spools sit atop the abandoned tracks that lead to the train shed, which was later repurposed into a truck shed.
The entrance to the area where staff could sleep.
Near Howardsville, Colorado, the Animas River gets quite wide. This is near the Little Nation Mill, which is worth a stop if you’re traveling north from SIlverton. It’s also near the former Gold King Mine, which “blew” in 2015 and flooded the Animas River with toxic mine water.
C’mon and grab your friends… we’ll go to very—rusty lands…