The aerial tram at the Mayflower Mill gives a sense of what the Gold Prince Mill in Animas Forks once looked like. Trams connected the mill to the mines around it without the need to negotiate trees, rivers, and rough terrain.
I wonder what this guy is thinking, walking through the complex.
Through a section of the tailings boom where mountain winds tore open the sheet metal around the conveyor, I poked my head out.
This rod mill (?) was made in Denver Colorado at a factory now buried by condos. #justdenverthings
Fire buckets did not have flat bottoms so they could never be used for other buckety tasks, and were thus always handy in an actual fire.
The end of the heating line allowed glass to cool slowly, and thus be stronger.
Kate for scale. Powder that passed the floatation level was flowed over sluice tables, another mass-based way of separating gold. I’ve never seen so many of these in one place. Though it was a hardrock mine, it worked more like a placer mine.
The tangled telegraph lines between Mitchell and the engine house keep the old pole from topping in the wind.
I wish I knew the story of this popcorn-themed boxcar.
Fall fog swept up from the river valley, making the building look more like it felt–a ghost, out of time and place.