Frankie on the White Pine Mine vehicle access shaft. The mine was traditional inside… all room-and-pillar.
A small upper level was accessible via ladder through the hole in this ceiling. Ben for scale.
David Aho, the owner of Mitchell Engine House, poses beside the boiler.
From the summer a bunch of Australians visited Minnesota.
Harris Machinery rests under snow on the left. Two explorers enjoy the view.
The most pointless, beautiful and nuclear-bomb-proof catwalk I’ve been on to date. It goes between two high levels in its own bottom-lit concrete capsule in the center of the tallest, thickest building. Hang on, we’re riding this one out.
Would you wait and risk getting flooded out, or intentionally get minor burns?
Kate for scale. Powder that passed the floatation level was flowed over sluice tables, another mass-based way of separating gold. I’ve never seen so many of these in one place. Though it was a hardrock mine, it worked more like a placer mine.