The rear of engine bay 13… according to the heavily faded sign.
The basement of the laboratories is the home of the ore grinder. I’m sure it was noisy.
Chutes connect the bottoms of the silos to a conveyor belt.
Looking into the Argo Tunnel at its Idaho Springs portal. I was hoping to see tracks and a steel door, but found a busy crew of environmental workers installing a pipe between the bulkhead and new water plant.
The doorframes become more askew every year as the buildings slip downward into the gulch at different rates. This seems to be the part of the mine ruins where transients leave their marks. The graffiti dated back to the 1970s, at least.
Most of the gauges on the control panels were broken.
A custom ladder to cross conveyor belts on the work floor.
The iconic outline of a prairie sentinel. Quintessential rural industrial architecture.
Leather shoes in a supply closet. They seem to me men’s shoes.