Sawdust is the most classic of insulation materials.
Looking from the ‘crack’ that shows a collapsed tunnel into the dry house, in the direction miners returning home would walk. Note smoke lines above door.
Blue plastic siding filters the summer sun, giving the otherwise reddish-brown interior a splash of color.
A broken roof drain turned the fourth floor into a skating rink. Frost covers every surface. Kodak Portra 400 in Voigtlander Bessa.
Sheet metal over the windows. A red boot sole in the tumbleweeds. Is it inside, or outside?
Looking past the hoist room (left) toward Shaft No. 1, behind the concrete head frame built in the late 1940s. This shaft could haul equipment from ground level (below) to shop level, where the picture was taken.
Furnace #6; its catwalk and tapway. Note the lever-operated gutter-blockers.
Not ghosts. Slow-moving explorers’ shadows create a ghostly effect in the ‘Old Ward’–the second floor of the Service Building.
These racks lined many of the floors, although I couldn’t decipher their purpose. Tastes like duotone…