Materials Yard Chutes It is unclear whether this area was for coal dumping or ore dumping, though the huge dents in the steel plating suggests the latter. Similar Images ...based on the tags: black&white, chutes, dark, overgrown, trees, vignettes... Miners at the turn of the century had better taste in typography than the average person does today. One thing I like to do at Gopher is imagine the shape of the planned buildings based on the partial structures. A different kind of block party. A high-voltage tunnel sheathed in concrete dips below ground near a shell packing building that now stores fireworks. Moss growing where the sunlight sneaks through the boarded windows. When it was convenient, the sugar company would pull equipment, even pipes, from one mill for another. The second floor was hit by arson years ago, but it still carries the telltale features of its original design, specifically the woodwork below the roof. Looking toward the power station at the edge of the explosives plant. This tree caught my eye. Note the bench swing near it. Portra 160.