Gunnell Mine was large and probably included a small stamp mill.
One of my favorite shots from that year, conveyor line parts stacked and hung with Postal Service bins from decades ago.
This is what the mine shops look like from the road between Gaastra, MI and Rogers Location (formerly Bates, MI). The community was renamed for the mine, probably under the heavy influence of M.A. Hanna.
The bricks routinely fell from the walls, like seeds falling from trees. On a smaller scale, new walls grew from the floors.
One of the cupola air intakes, rattled loose by the demolition downstairs, hangs stranded on the second floor. You can see that the floor I’m standing on in this picture used to extend all the way to the right wall. The blue paint on the wall made the climb absolutely worth it.
The end of the heating line allowed glass to cool slowly, and thus be stronger.
Giant ingredient hoppers stand on a concrete floor covered in peeled paint.
Glowing observation windows–and someone forgot to lock a patient’s door…
A typical Chateau wall. Kodak Tri-X 400 in Leica M7.