The EPA has been doing work on and off over the past few years, digging up the foundations of the demolished steel mill to clean up the site.
Rogers Mine is one of the most structurally sound mines in the Iron River area that isn’t part of a museum.
Looking out from a hallway on the third floor where a ceiling and roof should be. I could not stand in the room, as the floor had collapsed into the basement, but I could put my camera out at arm’s length and fire a few pictures upward, which is how I came away with this image!
Lockers for the boiler room workers.
The orange bars were secured to the tunnel walls to support electric lines for the mine carts. Lower parts of the sand mines were allowed to flood. The water was perfectly still, and made for a mud so thick it could suck off your boots.
Part of the Pillsbury tunnel that brought water back to the Mississippi River.
Sidewalks to a boarded barracks, each making the other obsolete in the night.
A scribbled note on a doorframe… lost details.
This ruin was once the Toltec Mine, a producing gold and silver claim that operated into the 1940s.