The main shaft’s cable spooled with bird castings belies the fact that lives used to dangle from its steel-wound strength. Arrows on the circles would indicate the mine level the cars were currently at.
Stairs and power lines enter the abandoned depot. Shingles slide off the rotten roof. Ektar 100/Mamiya 6
The quenching water was reused over and over.
There’s concrete under that dirt… under that water… somewhere.
Looking out the second-floor lighthouse office window. On this visit, the last ice of the season was slowly drifting into the harbor.
This ruin was once the Toltec Mine, a producing gold and silver claim that operated into the 1940s.
The parking lot is in better condition than most of the complex. The left building is the lab.
From bottom to top: The demolished Dock 3, the abandoned Dock 4, and the active BNSF Taconite Dock.