While it looks like ground level, everything here is one story above the actual earth.
Behind one of the kitchens is one of the few pieces of furniture remaining. Beside it, a small electric space heater–small by 1970s standards.
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.
Camera: Pentax 67.
A strange sight: Part of the drain here seems to have had a skylight of glass, which has since been filled over. However, the collapsing ceiling began to create natural skylights of its own.
Sprouts of life in center of a smashed glass block.
A look at the Longmont Sugar Mill in May 2014.
Most of the gauges on the control panels were broken.
The power lines follow the street, down to the mineshaft. Everything revolved around the mine, it seemed.