Steel mine hoists, near the place they worked, wait for scrap prices to justify their final removal from Osceola, Michigan.
Taken from atop a grain train at the end of Cargill B-2, looking toward Lake Superior “I”, now part of the sample complex. This area used to have another slip, but Cargill filled it on when it built the elevator on the right.
Candy jar molds, in the far corner of the paint shop.
On first impression it might look like a funky mailbox, but trust me on this one; it’s a flour bolter chute. In flour milling, “bolting” means sifting the flour through successively smaller screens.
The left cave is the largest of the three, and shows the most evidence of expansion.
A typical large mine tunnel. You can just make out the narrow gauge rail.
Perhaps one side is firmer than the other?
Frankie on the White Pine Mine vehicle access shaft. The mine was traditional inside… all room-and-pillar.
The old offices for the Oberon Elevator are defunct, but seem to be holding up to the brutal prairie snows and winds. Medium Format.