The quality assurance labs were no doubt a busy place.
Partier graffiti dates to when the caves were last open to the public; probably in the 1990s. This tunnel used to horseshoe between the brewery’s ice chute (left) and basement door (right, backfilled). Note the utility tunnel in the upper-right corner as well as the lighting brackets on the ceiling.
The winch that hauled the sea leg, a decide to unload grain from waiting boats and barges.
One of my favorite images from my stay… Note the snowed-over road in the distance! This is looking toward Animas Forks.
The control room floats above the top of the dock atop a spiral staircase.
The shaft of Prize Mine in the abandoned building. Stay away!
The huge snowfalls of 2011 brought new collapses across the buildings.
The hole in the floor, I like to joke, is a not-so-sneaky trap for the photographers creeping to get a close-up of the amazing peeling paint. I somehow escaped this snare, however, to warn the rest… perhaps you.
The dredge is divided into four levels. The top level has controls for the tailings boom and, when it was there, the bucket excavator.