Inside the office was a small furnace and a collection of mechanical belts. You can see “SERVICE AT COST” and “POOL 168” in the background.
In the upper left of the image you can see where the gas tanks used to be, along with the concentration equipment. Along the bottom you can also see some of the many railroad tracks coming and going from the plant–the ones visible here were incoming tracks that carried in hard coal from the eastern US.
Shelves in in the coloring department, where hundreds of different mixer lids are splashed with hardened glass dyes. Color thanks to a yellow-tinted skylight.
Footprints of houses past; tailings of mines past.
As sun set the car barn underwent a temperature inversion causing a dense fog to rise from the puddles where tracks once where. I opened the Yellowstone-sized doors and watched the bank roll out into downtown Mitchell.
A typical large mine tunnel. You can just make out the narrow gauge rail.
Silverton’s elevator, pictured here, is still active.
Typical New Mexico ranch fencing. The power lines follow the rails between Springer and Wagon Mound.
This ruin was once the Toltec Mine, a producing gold and silver claim that operated into the 1940s.