One of my favorite images from my stay… Note the snowed-over road in the distance! This is looking toward Animas Forks.
In what Studebaker called the ‘Materials Building’ are these giant concrete bins of fine molding sand, there for casting metal parts using the molten metal from the adjoining building. On the far left side there is a train track and once upon a time a gantry crane traced the room under the roof
The EPA has been doing work on and off over the past few years, digging up the foundations of the demolished steel mill to clean up the site.
The inside of Whiting mine, as it looks today.
Mammoth Mine overlooks Central City from atop Mammoth Hill. In the distance you can make out Coeur d’Alene Mine (red), which operated from 1885 through 1940.
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!
The stone chapel sits beside the main house and received a particularly heavy dose of gothic architectural touches.
The balcony used to be beautiful, you say. I say, it still is.
These rails used to connect to those inside the Santiago Tunnel. Now they dangle above tailings.