A huge steel tank, one of several left over, left over from either the Ashland Oil or Allied Chemical periods.
Parking strictly forbidden. A sign in front of Cheratte’s former truck shops.
The east side of the boiler shop sported a platform with a control booth and heavy machine mounts. Note the door that replaces the lower section of stairs for explorers.
The first 800 or so feet of the tunnel is finished with reinforced concrete. The test is raw stone. This is the spot where it switches. Side note: nailing this shot on film is one of my proudest light-painted moments.
35mm Film, Expired. An abandoned swath of NAD is landlocked by soybean fields.
This building was 99 years old when it was demolished for the coal mine.
One of the oldest buildings had a wide central staircase with well worn steps. They were utilitarian and beautiful.
Frontier Gas is a former (?) gas station chain. Chain O’ mines reused a scrapped sign to mark their mill. Under the paint you can barely make out: GLORY HOLE GOLD MILL.
The bottom of the tailings boom is rotten. In days when the dredge, floated, gangways connected it to shore, it seemed. You can see the size of the pontoons under the boat here.