A quick vertical panorama taken on my back at the sweet spot of a great summer sunset. On the skylight is the torch-cut catwalk that used to link the outside of the smokestacks that vented the cupolas.
The bricks are decaying at different rates at this corner, making it especially colorful.
One thing I like to do at Gopher is imagine the shape of the planned buildings based on the partial structures.
The tangled telegraph lines between Mitchell and the engine house keep the old pole from topping in the wind.
I wonder how polluted that water is.
Gopher Ordnance Works, aka the U-Lands, is a landscape where roots and boughs break apart concrete and steel.
This wheel scoops the washings from the sluice room and places it on the tailings conveyor.
The four buildings seen here comprise almost all of the notable remaining structures.
A creek has cut through the middle of the mine property, washing away the loose rock and eroding the foundations of the Concentrator. It’s pretty, though! It’s be belief, though I cannot prove it, that some of the water here originates from inside the now-buried Santiago Tunnel, which is no doubt flooded to a great extent.