A strange sight: Part of the drain here seems to have had a skylight of glass, which has since been filled over. However, the collapsing ceiling began to create natural skylights of its own.
A storage vault for guns and other weapons to protect the base from attack.
Behind the grand staircase is this beautifully preserved hallway with medieval-style arches and vivid paint.
Heavy steel doors to isolate the underground magnetic separation mill from Eagle Mine’s main tunnel.
I loved to spend time in the Hamm’s caves in my teen years. It was cold, wet, but it felt familiar and had its share of surprises.
The left tunnel goes to the opposite side of the car elevator seen on the right. There was a time when Fords were shipped by barge on the Mississippi. This freight elevator brought them from the assembly floor to river level. A separate elevator was for moving men and silica up and down.
From atop a concrete slap that seals the old path of Mine Shaft #3, I loop up into the hoisting room.
The moon highlights the contrails over the engine house in the middle of the night. Foreground light painted.
I love this original brick archway, near the narrow gauge shop. Gorgeous!