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.
Somewhere there was a hoe left on the ground. Given that we had read articles about photographers being mugged around the abandoned projects, we felt it wouldn’t hurt to carry this around. I am glad we did; it made a great musical drumstick against the warped Wheeler Rec Center floor.
The huge snowfalls of 2011 brought new collapses across the buildings.
Days after the long-flooded basement was pumped out. Note the water lines!
Old hospital beds.
Inside the towering offices, Firestone-colored staircases connect senseless rows of wood-paneled offices.
Looking out across the elevator row from Portland Huron’s roof. Don’t you love the color of the sky?
A custom ladder to cross conveyor belts on the work floor.