The aerial tram at the Mayflower Mill gives a sense of what the Gold Prince Mill in Animas Forks once looked like. Trams connected the mill to the mines around it without the need to negotiate trees, rivers, and rough terrain.
The remains of the surgical suite.
The entry point for the painting shed on the top floor. Cars would have a few feet in between them before they entered. Separate sheds would prime and add color.
A filter to separate the sliced beets from boiling water.
The flour mill’s interior is really just a system of steel and rubber tubes that crush flour over and over in the gap. This mill was never run off of water power directly, but it used to generate power using the river.
This is a 1956 furnace. It was used to forge wheels, casings, and parts for the axel shop.
When I revisited the mine in 2013, the hoists were scrapped and sitting by the road.
Looking through the washer that is the first stop for the dredgings.
Tucked-into the side of the concentration mill… these machines were meant to crush underground rock into a fine dust for mineral extraction.