These rails used to connect to those inside the Santiago Tunnel. Now they dangle above tailings.
The west portal of the tunnel is open, and if it wasn’t for the rough track, I would think by looking at it that a train could be coasting up behind me any moment. Mamiya 6/Portra 160
The Barker turning around before it backed into Tac Harbor to unload coal for Minnesota Power.
The ghost town of Lauder, Manitoba. It’s seen better days, but I bet the TV reception on the flatlands is great.
An experimental shaft dug in the 1950s and its Hoist House.
Twin tracks exit a concrete wall below St. Anthony (Cathedral) Hill.
The company headquarters. Abandoned last time I drove past it, though it is the classiest building in downtown South Bend.
Ammunition had to be tested on site before shipment. That was done here. These heavy concrete bunkers deflected rounds harmlessly into the earth.
I slid into the mill through the top floor, near where the rock-grinding ball mills were left to rust. I look around, taking in the most intact gold mill I’ve ever explored. Movement attracted my eye to the ceiling, where I found something staring back, a raven was observing me with some interest. It had been a while since I have brushed up on the folklore and mythology, but I took it as a good sign. Leica/Summilux 35/Ektar 100