Gopher Ordnance Works, aka the U-Lands, is a landscape where roots and boughs break apart concrete and steel.
Through a section of the tailings boom where mountain winds tore open the sheet metal around the conveyor, I poked my head out.
One of the older buildings on the site, this is an old power house that provided electricity to the plant. I spent some time walking around it and believe it was fired with coal gas but had a diesel backup installed later.
Trees between duplexes overshadow the buildings they were planted to shield; revenge for the boards on the windows.
The end of the dock disappears in the fog.
In the background you can see the crane, which would in the weeks to follow bring all you see here to the ground.
A bedroom, from the basement. The Dog Days are Over.
Early bird catches the shadow of Battle Mountain blaring across the ghost town.
A strange sight: Part of the drain here seems to have had a skylight of glass, which has since been filled over. However, the collapsing ceiling began to create natural skylights of its own.