Old Entrance Shaft A small upper level was accessible via ladder through the hole in this ceiling. Ben for scale. Similar Images ...based on the tags: barrels, black&white, caves, people, ropes, tcdrainer... The hike to the village is steep. This is looking into the valley from the halfway point. 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. The shed in the front was full of worker supplies–namely goggles and heavy leather gloves. Molten copper isn’t a friendly thing to handle. Shadows of the rusty trestle and cold control towers on the Barker. Workers are preparing to swing over the sides of the boat to help secure her to the Minnesota Power dock. Someone had helped themselves to one of the safety posters before my visit. One of the hundreds of wells across the depot, as seen through an open rail door. In the distance, the radome. A huge steam pipe snakes between catwalks, through the floors, and toward the condensers, so the water could be recovered and reused. A vent sitting at the base of one of the crumbling smokestacks. The boilers are gone, but round brick portals remain where they used to meet the walls of the boiler room. Behind it appears to be the coal bunker itself.