The big door at the bottom of the concentrator was where a tram once connected to lower the (pre-) processed ore into the river valley, where the railroad was. It’s unclear whether this ever connected directly to Eureka’s Sunnyside mill, although it’s possible.
For some time, Purina ran a feed service out of the elevator. Inside and outside were signs of its past presence.
Approaching the tunnel I heard about for so long…
Looking past the hoist room (left) toward Shaft No. 1, behind the concrete head frame built in the late 1940s. This shaft could haul equipment from ground level (below) to shop level, where the picture was taken.
The portal facing Taconite Harbor (at a healthy distance) is mostly closed. Some kids put bullet holes in it. Shooting down a long tunnel is extremely dangerous, and you should not do it, obviously. Mamiya 6/Portra 160
Looking through Workhouse A from the top of a silo.
A rooftop scene.
A bedroom, from the basement. The Dog Days are Over.
One of the covered rail loading docks. All of them were overgrown and rust-clad.