The Mill was shut down due to metallurgical problems and the dropping price of silver. When the Mill closed, all of the equipment, consisting of metal and wood materials, were scrapped and salvaged. During the salvaging process, little care was taken in the removal of equipment and other materials. Concrete structural components were cut and broken as required to facilitate the removal process, resulting in a great deal of damage. Large holes and voids were left in the concrete, reinforcing steel was cut, and concrete structural members were broken. Today only the deteriorated concrete skeletons of the structures remain. The existing buildings consist of decaying/crumbling concrete, exposed reinforcing steel and large holes in the cement floors.
In 1996 a fatality occurred inside one of the structures when an individual attempted to maneuver up a set of stairs with an all-terrain vehicle (ATV). In response, the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) officially closed the interior of the buildings to public entry on January 21, 1997. Since 1998, the BLM has repeatedly fenced, gated, and posted closure signs at the mill site and scarified access roads for public safety, however this site is still visited almost daily by locals with complete ease of access.