Blacksmith Shop, Seen from the Concentrator-(C)SUSBTREET.org
I made this picture to give the reader a sense of the slope between the mine buildings and the base of the concentrator. The whole area was really steep, and sometimes required scrambling to get up and down the Picayune Gulch for short distances.
My friends know that redheads are my greatest weakness.
In the mountainside are a number of air shafts, indicating where the tunnels traced under the rocky surface.
For reasons unknown, this building’s concrete was designed a little thinly. It reminds me of a Chicago, IL building constructed during WWI when concrete and steel were strictly rationed and many buildings went up with insufficient superstructures. I do not have a build date for this one yet.
A ruined platform on the railyard platform side of the warehouse.
One of my favorite images from my stay… Note the snowed-over road in the distance! This is looking toward Animas Forks.
The world’s biggest paper machine was installed here about a century before this photo was taken. The orange in the windows is the brick building across the street–the new part of the plant.