The hiking around Central City is beautiful and full of history. Just get a proper topo map!
The train loading tower (left), and elevators. Check out that giant flagpole/lightning rod.
One thing I like to do at Gopher is imagine the shape of the planned buildings based on the partial structures.
A tower above Minneapolis that few people see.
Imagine with yellow window guards are eyebrows and the open windows are the eyes. This headframe seems a bit curious.
The top three floors were removed from the top of the Temple Opera Block (right). If you have a sharp eye, you can see the outlines of some of the old floors on the shared wall of the Orpheum (left). For a time, the front of the building held a bus stop.
Different doors for different vehicles, I would guess. White Pine Mine used tire-based vehicles, rather than track-based, making it pretty different than other mines I’ve been to.
Worm in the path of raw ore where it would be dumped from rock cars into the silo below.
An interesting crane in the back of the machine shop. It seems very light duty, so I am not certain what it was used for.