Right to Ramble
The end of a conveyor belt on the
start to the top.
Above: The viewing cage, seen from heights of the
abandoned building. If you only go this far, it's still worth the trip.
Right: Me, just after crawling down the little hole under the conveyor
The bays to hold the ore.
large cylindrical container, that probably once stood on its end
rusting backhoe has seen better days.
The ramp to the top of the building runs beside
Below: the same ramp looking down.
Below: The lake from the
Bits of a little room below ground.
explored the shaft below ground with these three fellow explorers from
Peterborough, Ontario. The middle guy is pointing to the little crawl
space we had to negotiate to get to the shaft. I never did get their
Left: This strange looking ball
is in the smaller building, directly over the little room at the end of the
shaft we explored.
Near the abandoned buildings and to the east are piles of talc, which
are part of the operating mill next door to the mine.
lake, looking south from the high building. The quarry is in the
background. Some years ago "Spider" Hastings, a local punk
in his seventies who is now unfortunately dead, envisioned a
concert here, with a stage floating in the middle of the lake. I'm not
sure if he investigated how you would keep audience members from
toppling off the cliff.
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created: May 12, 2009
Updated: may 13, 2009