The well-worn chair in one larry’s operator cab, next to an overgrown coke battery.
Note the pit is filled in here.
The bottom of the tailings boom is rotten. In days when the dredge, floated, gangways connected it to shore, it seemed. You can see the size of the pontoons under the boat here.
The dry house is in the worse condition of the remaining buildings. This is where miners would change clothes.
The side of the administration building. Around the side was a sign instructing potential employees to return on set days and times.
Partier graffiti dates to when the caves were last open to the public; probably in the 1990s. This tunnel used to horseshoe between the brewery’s ice chute (left) and basement door (right, backfilled). Note the utility tunnel in the upper-right corner as well as the lighting brackets on the ceiling.
With an office like this, the ones food begins to taste more and more like nachos.
On the outside of the steel silos and headhouse is a riveted bulge that does not look like the silos. Inside is this elevator, a rudimentary (read: dangerous) and old (read: dangerous) freight elevator.