Below Grand Army Mine is Gold Collar. A ‘collar’ is the braced section around the portal of a mine shaft.
The perimeter fence still holds strong, 50 years after it was put up.
These rails used to connect to those inside the Santiago Tunnel. Now they dangle above tailings.
The BOMARC launch buildings are spaced on a large concrete pad that looks like a parking lot. Out of view are underground pipes for fueling and cooling the rocket motors.
Watching the comings and goings of doctors, nurses and new patients was a mainstay of asylum routine; one can find it easy to imagine pale faces pressed against the block glass windows, staring out at the world moving past them.
The trees were so overgrown, it was difficult to see the hotel at all from the road.
A warped mirror in the rock crusher at the rear of the complex.
Shadows of distant power lines are carried to the concrete by street lights.
A panoramic view of the sintering plant’s gas plant (?). Everyone who visits must get a picture of these rusty smokestacks!