19th century mine
20th century mine
today saw a primary aim of the trip, sneaking into a vast, 10 mile wide, abandoned iron mine complex that generated the initial capital of the kaiser corporate empire. 40 mile backdoors are hard to open unless you have a bicycle.wiki
nobody comes this way anymore
sign was sunbaked and illegible, we figure it probably said "welcome" or something similar
bobby is the blue speck at the lower third intersection of the frame
it is hard to convey scale here
at left, the mine continues deep beneath the basin plane. at right, the abandoned gold mine.
we camouflaged ourselves with painting canvas and got down to it
the leach fields were each about a mile wide and 60 feet deep. land art scale.
21st century mine
this is one of my best