No ambiguity here… miners, check in at this office.
No matter what environmental disasters industry throws at Mother Earth, she will bounce back.
On the left is the broken glass room that contains the controls for the cable spool, now gone, that sat in the metal shell on the right. The stairs led down to the hoisting engine itself. You can make out the slits where the cable ran up to the headframe tower through the gaping archway.
The ‘working’ part of the furnaces are about a story above ground level, so the catwalks snake above the tree line.
Don’t you love the shape of the house on the right?
Bricks from the demolished buildings.
Looking at the engine house (left) from atop the stoves.
A number of skyways carried the production line across roads and railroad tracks in and around the plant. An identical skyway to this one was cut off sometime in the past decade (judging by the rust), probably for its steel.
A shallow creek traces Illinois Gulch toward the Chain O’ Mines mill. Ball mills are laid out in the sun.