A side view showing the extreme structural damage to what I believe is the Masonic Cottage. I honestly cannot unravel how some of this was done, unless the local armory is missing a 4″ canon and some cartridge shot.
Rogers Mine is one of the most structurally sound mines in the Iron River area that isn’t part of a museum.
Another perfect Indianan sunset alights like a bird on the tops of the vent houses and tree-packed smokestacks.
The dredge is divided into four levels. The top level has controls for the tailings boom and, when it was there, the bucket excavator.
A floating spiral staircase, one of two, that link the foyer with the lounge and balcony level. Now the balcony level is a small second stage. A panoramic view of Split Rock LIghthouse wraps around the bannisters.
I believe these hooks were meant for hanging filters to dry.
Sprays of water kept the muddy mixture flowing across the sluices, which filtered out gold particles from gravel and dirty.
Two signatures complement this gorgeous hand-painted sign. ‘Bowers’ from 1987 and ‘Normal’ from 1982. The blocking on the letters is still visible!
“This way,” then, “No, that way!”
Note the tiled floor between the bucket conveyors and an old mill.