The headframe at Lyon Mountain Mine in Lyon Mountain

The headframe, which raised and lowered the skips into the mine. A skip is similar to an elevator but on a 63 degree incline. There were two skips at the mine, one for people (the “manskip”) and one for ore (called the Chateaugay Iron). The manskip could drop miners off at different levels. Lyon Mountain mine was owned by Republic Steel. Circa 1940s. Lyon Mountain, NY. Courtesy of Lyon Mountain Mining and Railroad Museum.

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