This ruin was once the Toltec Mine, a producing gold and silver claim that operated into the 1940s.
The Blacksmith Shop (right) was connected to the Bunk House (left) via this narrow walkway. This is likely due to the fire risk in each building. The left building had a cooking stove and furnace for heat and the right building had a small industrial furnace to repair mining equipment. A little walkway would mean that a fire on one side would be easier to fight from the other.
2005. The stage in front of the cafeteria, as it was.
“Man has set for himself the goal of conquering the world but in the processes loses his soul.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer and historian.
In the background you can see the crane, which would in the weeks to follow bring all you see here to the ground.
These pools looked into the cribbing below the concrete.
The steam plant at Nopeming is an iconic (and crooked) smokestack. Kodak Pro 400 on a Fuji GX680.
Lights over the emergency slides. A veritable overgrown city in the background.