Old parts catalogs litter the floor. The office overlooks empty shelves. Graffiti glue peeling paint in place.
One of the pair of motors that powered this mine shaft. In the 1950s, this shaft was designated a rescue shaft, and was only maintained for emergencies. One reason that Cheratte built Shaft 3 nearby was because these motors and infrastructure did not have the capacity that the giant mine below called for.
The aerial tram at the Mayflower Mill gives a sense of what the Gold Prince Mill in Animas Forks once looked like. Trams connected the mill to the mines around it without the need to negotiate trees, rivers, and rough terrain.
Gold, which has a relatively high mass, would drop through the slats of the sluice boxes as the water flowed over them. Around the dredge were a half dozen radiator pipes to keep the water flowing through the machines.
Looking at the concrete headframe from street level. Acros 100 in Pentax 67
The gulls wait to eat the next load of spilled grain. Arista 100.
The last tailings on a broken conveyor belt.
Between the catwalks of Furnace 6, the molted ore would flow through the chute.
A huge steam pipe snakes between catwalks, through the floors, and toward the condensers, so the water could be recovered and reused.