The Blacksmith Shop (right) was connected to the Bunk House (left) via this narrow walkway. This is likely due to the fire risk in each building. The left building had a cooking stove and furnace for heat and the right building had a small industrial furnace to repair mining equipment. A little walkway would mean that a fire on one side would be easier to fight from the other.
Looking out of the brewhouse toward the river.
Short-stack remains of mounts for rod and ball mills, if I was to bet. The concentrator separated junk rock (tails) from the copper and silver ore, to such a point it could be smelted.
Some guerilla art for passing drivers on I-94 East to enjoy. Artist unknown.
Looking across the catwalk attache to the elevated control room, in charge of the train dumping part of the operation.
In this ghost town where there were brick, wooden, and dirt-brick buildings, the latter fared the best by far.
East Elevation of the Depot. Ektar 100/Mamiya 6
Below Grand Army Mine is Gold Collar. A ‘collar’ is the braced section around the portal of a mine shaft.
2005. This is very likely the oldest image I have on the website; I took this in the early 2000s with my first camera when I was new to the hobby. I still like it quite a lot.