A wimpy crane by most standards, only suitable for moving around parts of steam turbines.
An unintentional skylight makes the inside of the office glow, showing the inside of the front door and its strange lock.
Water turned the taconite powder into a rusty, slippery paste… everywhere the water pooled up, doubling the beauty from certain special angles.
After Wilson Bros moved out, a furniture company moved in.
At the extreme eastern end of the plant is a bank of modern concrete silos. Kodak Portra 160/Mamiya 6.
Looking up the hill from the rooftop of the Temple Opera Block. The downtown casino (left) looks far closer to its original use as a Sears Roebuck department store than it does today. Behind it is the blighted Carter Hotel, one of many abandoned buildings near the former Orpheum.
This belt-run axle ran a turbine (now gone) to blow fresh air into the mine.
Two counterweighted elevators moved men between the surface, mine, and underground mill.
The last trace of Mitchell, Minnesota is a pile of cans on the side of the main street, Mitchell Avenue. These will be recognizable for another century or so, for future history-minded explorers.