Molten copper pouring being a very dangerous thing to do by hand, this scale measured the load for the “Auto Caster” that actually formed the cooling copper in its molds.
An abandoned ranch on the east side of the tracks. This was not the Colmor Cutoff they were waiting for.
Looking past the hoist room (left) toward Shaft No. 1, behind the concrete head frame built in the late 1940s. This shaft could haul equipment from ground level (below) to shop level, where the picture was taken.
Some guerilla art for passing drivers on I-94 East to enjoy. Artist unknown.
Like a railgun pointed at the Rockies… the boom would direct tailings–junk rock–outside of the dredge pond.
This sign was important when trains ran the length of the elevator.
One of my favorite images from my stay… Note the snowed-over road in the distance! This is looking toward Animas Forks.
It was interesting that, even though storms had carried the wooden walkway that stretched under the dock, these piles of spilled taconite remain where they had dropped.
2008. Harris Machinery as seen from the roof of ADM-Delmar Elevator #4.