A gateway for St. Louis as seen through a gateway (of sorts) in East St. Louis.
I’ve been in a lot of different mines. Some on tours, some not. If you pass through Howardsville, Colorado without going on the Old Hundred Mine Tour, you’re missing out. This is what Santiago Tunnel looked like in the 1940s when it was near the end of its life.
This rockhouse was added below the shaft to load Gilpin Tram cars.
Looking across at the Cargill elevator.
A panoramic view of the sintering plant’s gas plant (?). Everyone who visits must get a picture of these rusty smokestacks!
This ruin was once the Toltec Mine, a producing gold and silver claim that operated into the 1940s.