One thing that made the Eagle Mine unique is the underground mill, left of this picture. As the rocks moved down the mill, they would be turned into finer and finer powder.
A self portrait from more than a decade ago.
I love the ghost sign across these two elevators, originally built as Superior Elevator. It’s looking pretty rough.
The view from the larry, looking out at the overgrowing coke oven top. Papers listed the order of the charges for each oven, noting the sticky doors and persistent leaks. Emergency respirators and rescue gear was stored close, as long exposure to emissions from the rusty hatches could make worker pass out on the top of the ovens.
The coal crusher (above) and the conveyor (left) to bring the powdered coal to furnace hoppers (right).
The surgical suite was flooding.
This floor of the workhouse had corkscrew conveyors–big augers–in the floor to move material around. Most of the walls that were metal were missing, leaving the concrete structure and open doors.
At noon, the lower skylights around the shops glow yellow-green, thanks to the flora blooming on the roof above.