While the stokers are gone, the pipes bringing pulverized coal down were left.
Isabella A (left) and B (right) were built in 1910 and 1913, respectively.
Judging by the bed, this room was used by employees in its later years.
The UP gets a lot of snow, making exploring its old mines a special challenge in the winter. The snow is more than 6 feet deep in this picture, and firm enough to walk on.
When I first saw Ogilvie’s from the ground, I promised myself to look back when i found my way into this little pitched outcropping which seemed to have the best view of Thunder Bay I could imagine. It turns out, though, that there is no floor in that section; it is just extended machine access! Oh well. Mount McKay in the background in the last light.
Two counterweighted elevators moved men between the surface, mine, and underground mill.
Standing atop the dust collector, the factory breaks down into diverging patterns, processes.
Short-stack remains of mounts for rod and ball mills, if I was to bet. The concentrator separated junk rock (tails) from the copper and silver ore, to such a point it could be smelted.
From an unsteady perch atop the blast furnace, the morning light began to leach into the complex below.