William Duncan built this house for his family in 1879. It has become one of the most popular structures in the ghost town of Animas Forks.
The purpose of the concentrator was to separate the gold and silver-rich ore from the waste rock. You can tell from the design that the process relies heavily on gravity.
The ice reflects the blue sky on the rust. The sunset blasts through the concrete pillars holding it all up.
From the highest roof of Ogvilvie’s, Thunder Bay looks like paradise.
An elevator is reflected in the flooded footprint of Spencer & Kellogg. These trains are in storage for the winter.
Looking out of one of the biggest houses in Animas Forks toward the rest of the residential district. It is hard to imagine the life the people here lived, for those that stayed the winter.
One of the principal businesses in McConnell was a farm implement and lumber store. This is too new to have been bought there, but I like that it’s still on the edge of town. It’s more comfortable than the emptiness beyond, that used to be a little prairie town.
When I revisited the mine in 2013, the hoists were scrapped and sitting by the road.
A train idles beside the Calumet offices. Pentax 67 Medium Format