The spiral staircase ends in the basement, where two oil tanks (for the lantern) and a freshwater tank (for the Keeper) were stored. The basement consists of two long arched vaults like this.
Catwalk crating, welded over the yard crane operator cab’s windows.
Wind blew taconite dust against the walls of these suspended control room, making even the glass appear to rust.
Looking from the rail shipping building through pigeon-proofing chicken wire at another manufacturing building in high Fall.
After crushing, these machines would float lighter material to the surface of the water, where it would be skimmed and discarded. Gold and silver laden stone would sink to the bottom, where it was collected for the next stage of processing. Leica/Summilux 35/Ektar 100
The sign that greets visitors to the ghost town of Colmor. Nothing says ‘welcome’ like birdshot.
Another perfect Indianan sunset alights like a bird on the tops of the vent houses and tree-packed smokestacks.
The four buildings seen here comprise almost all of the notable remaining structures.