Snow flies across the frame as the sunken cribbing freezes bellow the concrete.
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.
There is a cool old air compressor in the corner of the powerhouse.
Taken from the arm of the pocket loader–note the tree growing out of the conveyor belt. Often where you see old piles of taconite, trees are springing up. The byproducts of the pelletization process break down and make a really fertile mix, especially with all the iron content!
A familiar scene in Control Tower B, though the microphone has not been used for years.
A closeup of one of the winding machines that found itself under a leaky section of roof.
Looking up to the second floor of the Nitrating House, where cotton would be soaked in nitric acid. These brought cotton into the building.
This is the crane that would be used to lower extra-heavy bits of copper ore into the fire of the furnace.
This chair burned in the 2005 arson that gutted this building, which is the oldest on the property.