this western nevada gold mine and mill have sat abandoned since 1942. at the start of the second world war, mining of all non-strategic minerals was halted by the government. much of the mill machinery was scrapped at that time to be melted down and reused in the manufacture of armaments and munitions.
nikon D7000 + nikkor 10-24mm. 30 second exposure under rising full moon.
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