Sprays of water kept the muddy mixture flowing across the sluices, which filtered out gold particles from gravel and dirty.
A bird near the old schoolyard.
I wonder when fluorescent lighting was added.
You can tell from the marks on the wall that there used to be pipes running the length of this square hallway, which connected a loading dock with explosive mixers.
A look straight down into the chutes were taconite pellets would dump into the dock hoppers. Rebar was a safety measure to keep workers from being buried alive, were they to slip into the holes.
These pools looked into the cribbing below the concrete.
Rivets are sexy, and this old machine has more than a fair share.
In the middle of one of the outlying cottages, perhaps the Masonic Cottage–it was too damaged to tell, really–are these pair of skinny doors that led from patient rooms to a common area with rotting shag carpet.
Although the caves deviated little in their year-round temperature, it was common to use blocks of ice to cool beer immediately before shipment. This is the ruins of the ice chute.