Glazed-brick walls catch the reflections of half an arch, backlighting the cool curving staircase. It’s all custom, baby.
This part of the workhouse was sheathed in fiberglass, but now you can see its insides from a mile away.
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!
On deck, looking at the door to the engine room.
The huge snowfalls of 2011 brought new collapses across the buildings.
A side view showing the extreme structural damage to what I believe is the Masonic Cottage. I honestly cannot unravel how some of this was done, unless the local armory is missing a 4″ canon and some cartridge shot.
I made this picture to give the reader a sense of the slope between the mine buildings and the base of the concentrator. The whole area was really steep, and sometimes required scrambling to get up and down the Picayune Gulch for short distances.
An experimental shaft dug in the 1950s and its Hoist House.
I love the ghost sign across these two elevators, originally built as Superior Elevator. It’s looking pretty rough.