The steel sea leg is so heavy it requires a huge counterweight that travels the height of the elevator.
Spring melt flows down the rusty rock house. In the background is the frame for the shaft.
The boiler doors are beautiful, and feature the name of the smelter and mine company. If you like these, check my article on the Mitchell Yards of Hibbing, MN.
“Against the blue sky, its rusting central silos look like rising smoke meeting the last minutes of a sunset. These give way to a corrugated night sky of blue gray, punched-through with staggered four-pane windows, all glassless.”
Standing where the Standard Oil’s boiler used to sit; the coal room is on the right, and would have been filled from trackside.
A damaged roof channeled rain onto the adobe walls, cutting them in half. In the distance, a preserved house and the ruins of the Colmor School.
Prize Mine has been the victim of erosion. Its north wall is pushed in by rockfall and its south side is far from ground level.
2013. A perfect summer day meets a beautiful old roundhouse on the edge of town.
This was a living space for the keepers during storms, when it was too dangerous to return to the houses on the point.