Gold, which has a relatively high mass, would drop through the slats of the sluice boxes as the water flowed over them. Around the dredge were a half dozen radiator pipes to keep the water flowing through the machines.
A winding flue between the ovens for Furnace 6, capped with sketchy catwalks.
Hunter climbing up to the coal tower.
Play on, Hunter. (Two keys worked on this thing.)
The quenching water was reused over and over.
Chester Creek’s lower sections change, demarking decades of change for Superior Street.
Even with a hundred people parked in front of the lakeside relic, it was invisible.
As photographed from a cement piling for Slip #3 poured in 1935, disconnected from land by erosion. How do I know the date? A pair of steamship engineers carved their initials and ranks into the wet cement!
The boiler doors are beautiful, and feature the name of the smelter and mine company. If you like these, check my article on the Mitchell Yards of Hibbing, MN.