A long exposure panorama of Electric Steel and Kurth from the roof of Russell Miller B, days before it was demolished.
A shallow creek traces Illinois Gulch toward the Chain O’ Mines mill. Ball mills are laid out in the sun.
You can almost make out the concrete chute through the open window. Kodak Portra 160/Mamiya 6.
A tore-up Colorado Southern Railway sign and the majestic (in an industrial sense) Argo Mill. Go. On. The. Tour. Leica/Summilux 35/Ektar 100
I wonder what this guy is thinking, walking through the complex.
Taken just after the sun set over Duluth. Don’t you love that green glow?
Taken from the arm of the pocket loader–note the tree growing out of the conveyor belt. Often where you see old piles of taconite, trees are springing up. The byproducts of the pelletization process break down and make a really fertile mix, especially with all the iron content!
A broken window looking through the First Aid Room and into the Control Room in charge of directing grain into ships. You can see one of the large conveyors on the right, clad in green. Chutes and staircases intertwine seemingly randomly through the big empty spaces.
It is unclear whether this area was for coal dumping or ore dumping, though the huge dents in the steel plating suggests the latter.