Looking across the catwalk behind the ore chutes, when they were up, and at the top of the ore chutes during loading.
Beautiful belt wheels above the grain cribs. Getting to the spot where this was taken is now impossible, and I don’t know whether these remain or not anymore.
The final ball mill in the Chain O’ Mines concentrator. Behind it was a bucket of steel balls.
The porcelain hoops guided the silk threads through the device.
Kate for scale. Powder that passed the floatation level was flowed over sluice tables, another mass-based way of separating gold. I’ve never seen so many of these in one place. Though it was a hardrock mine, it worked more like a placer mine.
Shadows of the rusty trestle and cold control towers on the Barker. Workers are preparing to swing over the sides of the boat to help secure her to the Minnesota Power dock.
This big rusty sphere hides behind the incomplete 5-stack.
The rear of the complex shows the more than 100 year old workhouse–still working! I do not know if the tanks are original to the 1901 elevator, but I suspect so.