I made this picture to give the reader a sense of the slope between the mine buildings and the base of the concentrator. The whole area was really steep, and sometimes required scrambling to get up and down the Picayune Gulch for short distances.
The underside of the dock seemed almost like a cathedral to industry with vaulted ceilings.
Past the underground repair shop is this cliffside adit.
Behind the grand staircase is this beautifully preserved hallway with medieval-style arches and vivid paint.
Pipes to channel nitrose (think nitro glycerine) infused acid through the building.
The old way to get to the elevator from the mill.
The offices were cut in half, letting the fog roll in and the photographers roll out.
In the many-windowed metal building, the lumberyard buildings and the abandoned starch works buildings are separated by a thick wall of pallets.