One of the pair of motors that powered this mine shaft. In the 1950s, this shaft was designated a rescue shaft, and was only maintained for emergencies. One reason that Cheratte built Shaft 3 nearby was because these motors and infrastructure did not have the capacity that the giant mine below called for.
Looking toward Mitchell from its last building.
Looking through Workhouse A from the top of a silo.
Looking at the boarded exterior of the newer area of the orphanage from its 1914 section.
Looking across the catwalk attache to the elevated control room, in charge of the train dumping part of the operation.
The end of the monorail in the nitrating house.
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.
The former BESCO building in the last light of day.
Negative twenty looks much warmer in retrospect, wouldn’t you say? Taken through the window of a gantry crane cab.