I included this image to illustrate the height of the headgrame and the distance between it and the hoist house. Of course, compared with the depth of the mine shaft, this distance is short.
2015. Exterior of chapel.
The bricks are decaying at different rates at this corner, making it especially colorful.
Everything had to be tested before being sent to the front lines. Here’s where smaller ammunition would be test-fired. I was able to dig up several misfired rounds. Now they live in my collection of oddities.
The dredge is divided into four levels. The top level has controls for the tailings boom and, when it was there, the bucket excavator.
Colleen on the roof.
The substation has definite structural issues. Pictured is the sidewalk that connected the plant to the company housing.
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.
Dead cars were parked permanently near the model farm. Perhaps it had an automotive program. After all, before they were ‘Indian Residential Schools’ they were ‘Indian Industrial Schools’.