Platforms and abandoned outbuildings, as seen in 2005.
An abandoned gatehouse bearing the name of the former factory.
Taken as I drove out of Silverton, CO. One of my favorite landscapes of 2015. Want a print? Email me!
Those able to work would be compelled to help fix up the facility, grow, harvest, and prepare food for fellow ‘inmates’, or work on vocational skills.
The superstructure for the sea-leg skyways serves no purpose now… the offices are bricked up, too. Why?
My first picture at Nopeming, sometime around 2004. The same year that the county stopped mowing the lawn.
The east side of the boiler shop sported a platform with a control booth and heavy machine mounts. Note the door that replaces the lower section of stairs for explorers.
Looking at the side of 4B from the roof of its car shed.
This is an elevator to move mine car loads of sand to the surface for cleaning and eventually glass production. Below is a flooded equipment vault. In front and behind is a loop through the larger tunnels in the mine. The horizontal braces supported electric cables for the mine carts.