Elevator B, used by a local farmer, stands behind an old farm truck at the edge of town.
Days after the long-flooded basement was pumped out. Note the water lines!
Early bird catches the shadow of Battle Mountain blaring across the ghost town.
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.
Through a section of the tailings boom where mountain winds tore open the sheet metal around the conveyor, I poked my head out.
Behind the factory was an old truck, blocked in by overgrown trees on one side and the buildings on the other.
2013. A perfect summer day meets a beautiful old roundhouse on the edge of town.
The secret sweet-yet-salty center of the nameless factoryscape. Home base, tuned to rule the AC and turn out Product X at record rates, I’m sure.
The dredge is divided into four levels. The top level has controls for the tailings boom and, when it was there, the bucket excavator.