Judging from old pictures and maps, raw ore was dumped through these hatches, stamped into a rough powder, and hastily sorted before sending the best ore to the mill. Mills charged by tons of rock sent to them, so it did not pay to send them obvious tails.
Chester Creek, where it was forced to dip below the circa-1970s I-35 tunnels.
A typical Chateau wall. Kodak Tri-X 400 in Leica M7.
At an abandoned mine railroad.
Above the offices is this little section of factory that still has strips of wood flooring. This may be where the upholstery was cut.
One last look in the mirror before you turn around and walk onstage…
…out of our depth.
The east portal, looking toward Nopeming Junction and away from the US Steel ruins and Duluth’s ore docks.
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.