Rust in Peace, Part 3
I have one final entry for my rusty metal series! These images were shot in June and July 2021 at a variety of locations in Amador, El Dorado, and Calaveras counties.
The Argonaut Mine, located within the small town of Jackson (Amador County) was in operation from 1850 until 1942. In 1922 the state’s “deadliest recorded mining disaster” occurred there, with 47 miners losing their lives. Today, it’s a federal Superfund site; cleanup of mine waste began in 2013 and continues to the present time. I was only able to shoot a couple of pictures before I was very politely asked to leave the area.