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.
Looking up from the train shed. The building was consistently crumbling and I wish I had worn a hard hat in this area.
“The fresh snow mixed indistinguishably from the ashes of the half-demolished power plant.”
In the mountainside are a number of air shafts, indicating where the tunnels traced under the rocky surface.
Will coming down “Darwin’s Ladder”.
2008. Harris Machinery as seen from the roof of ADM-Delmar Elevator #4.
In this ghost town where there were brick, wooden, and dirt-brick buildings, the latter fared the best by far.
It’s unclear where this walkway once connected. Perhaps there used to be a building here that covered the entrance to the Santiago Tunnel…
This skyway, built to help seal off two parts of the complex during an out of control fire, was probably too rotten to burn by the time I saw it.