When I revisited the mine in 2013, the hoists were scrapped and sitting by the road.
An abandoned gatehouse bearing the name of the former factory.
Looking at the side of the Superior Elevator from the tracks that feed the Western. Note the old flagpole.
The city constructed a wall in the early 2000s to discourage visitors. Note the staircase is cut off, too.
I found out some of my friends were going to be married while I was on top of Gold Medal one evening while it was snowing.
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.
Quincy Smelter, 2014.
These wide spools sit atop the abandoned tracks that lead to the train shed, which was later repurposed into a truck shed.