This building had the rusty remains of a few mattresses, likely used in the 1940s when this site was last occupied.
When I revisited the mine in 2013, the hoists were scrapped and sitting by the road.
The long control room overlooks giant caps where equipment was removed long ago.
Zachary Taylor’s very own Scottish castle, spring-side in the Kentucky backcountry. Boarded and waiting, but in surprisingly good condition, considering the decades. I especially love the tower on the right side of the frame.
The control room floats above the top of the dock atop a spiral staircase.
These rails used to connect to those inside the Santiago Tunnel. Now they dangle above tailings.
The back of the castle is barely visible through the trees that have grown thick around the walls, making it look so much older.
This photo illustrates how vertical the complex is.
The rear of the complex shows the more than 100 year old workhouse–still working! I do not know if the tanks are original to the 1901 elevator, but I suspect so.