Between two brick buildings is a metal one with many windows set into it. Having been in many mills of similar design, I conjecture that this was the milling building, where machines ground the corn before it was boiled.
The powerhouse had two elevated tracks behind it, one for coal and one for deliveries.
Wind blew taconite dust against the walls of these suspended control room, making even the glass appear to rust.
There are 700 of these storage bunkers. Their design was to funnel explosions upward, rather than toward other buildings, to minimize secondary explosions.
Bayard Sugar Mill, as seen from the old power plant
Paperwork litters the floors of the zinc mine offices.
A porcelain basin in the locker room is detached, but shows excellent patina. I hope when the machine shop is repurposed that this can be saved.
Different doors for different vehicles, I would guess. White Pine Mine used tire-based vehicles, rather than track-based, making it pretty different than other mines I’ve been to.