Mineral House This is where the lime would spill out. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: chutes, rusty, staircases... The gold mine is now a gravel pit. Because the shaft is nearly vertical, rocks riding inside shift a lot. To keep them from breaking down the door and raining into the shaft. Blue plastic siding filters the summer sun, giving the otherwise reddish-brown interior a splash of color. As my friend Jonathan would say, “on a human scale.” A multi-family home with an attic bedroom. The staircase was unstable, to say the least. When the building switched souls from booze to bread, these contraptions were mounted across the brewhouse floors… they’re not for hops, either. The boiler doors are beautiful, and feature the name of the smelter and mine company. If you like these, check my article on the Mitchell Yards of Hibbing, MN. A winding flue between the ovens for Furnace 6, capped with sketchy catwalks. This picture typifies the industrial ideal of the early 20th century. More metal than air. More efficiency than beauty. More profits than people.