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Ishpeming Michigan, Deer Lake Road, December 31, 1987, The "stope" at the Ropes Gold mine collasped. Photo was taken a
Another view of cave-in area looking up towards head frame from new road into mine site.
Bulldozer and head frame during shutdown period to rebuild enterance road and start back filling cave-in area.
Side view of tool trailer and delivery van taken from the seat of my bulldozer during road construction.
View looking down on tool trailer from service road to head frame. Steam in photo is moist air rising through cracks in fracture
Miners rebuilding destroyed air and water lines to headframe in -20 degree temps, Jan 1988. Rock pile on right is Gold ore, cave
"Decline" tunnel enterance. This access road for the mine was not effected by the stope collapse which allowed all the
View of main road after cave-in.
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