A typical large mine tunnel. You can just make out the narrow gauge rail.
Since this picture was taken, the roof has totally collapsed in this area.
The roof was in bad shape, but too beautiful to avoid. This is the spot were I used to study medieval Latin.
Taken from the arm of the pocket loader–note the tree growing out of the conveyor belt. Often where you see old piles of taconite, trees are springing up. The byproducts of the pelletization process break down and make a really fertile mix, especially with all the iron content!
Originally, this part of the dock was reserved for the weather station.
The concrete walls, heavy steel blast doors, and plastic roof tell me that this was one of the shell loading buildings.
Most of the control panels were faceless. No doubt, they were parted out to keep other sugar mills alive.
This is an elevator to move mine car loads of sand to the surface for cleaning and eventually glass production. Below is a flooded equipment vault. In front and behind is a loop through the larger tunnels in the mine. The horizontal braces supported electric cables for the mine carts.
If it weren’t for the fact there were trees growing from it, and that I cropped out the end of the rail approach, one might think this is still used occasionally.