Looking through the an access panel at the hoist room for Shaft No. 3. The cable had long ago been scrapped, along with the motors to drive the pulleys. I still admire the workmanship on the spool’s arching metal shell.
My favorite shot of 2011; a rusty mold for a heart-shaped glass candy dish in its natural environment, so to speak.
This picture shows the challenges of moving around underground in the base.
The main shaft’s cable spooled with bird castings belies the fact that lives used to dangle from its steel-wound strength. Arrows on the circles would indicate the mine level the cars were currently at.
Old hospital beds.
One of the many blast doors. Note the plunger to seal off the airflow in the event of an attack or accidental explosion.
A long exposure under the trestle-like approach to the dock, under which trains still pass regularly.
Judging by the bed, this room was used by employees in its later years.
One of my favorite images from my stay… Note the snowed-over road in the distance! This is looking toward Animas Forks.