The doorframes become more askew every year as the buildings slip downward into the gulch at different rates. This seems to be the part of the mine ruins where transients leave their marks. The graffiti dated back to the 1970s, at least.
The offices for the Five Roses elevator have long been boarded. To the left you can see the Manitoba Pool Elevator slogan, “Service at Cost”, meaning they would not make profit off farmers and dues.
In the corner of most of the factory floors, freight elevators flanked restrooms to leave more central space for machines and their masters.
This “pit” would allow workers to crawl below locomotives to service them.
Part of an ongoing series on found American flags in shuttered factories.
Now, to add a human scale.
One of my favorite pictures of the tunnel. I am holding a bike rim and wearing a headlamp. My friend triggered the flash just behind my lower back. The fog is a temperature inversion at the entrance of the tunnel; it was 102 degrees outside of the tunnel and about 50 degrees inside, and humid.
Here, the concentrated gold (and silver, and zinc, I would guess) would be loaded into trucks bound for the smelter.
Dominion was acquired by UGG, which designated the elevator ‘M’. Their offices still have safety signage.