Hoistroom

Anyone who has driven through Lead, South Dakota has seen the iconic Yates Headframe standing high atop a mountain. The headframe stands over a mile-deep shaft and houses the pulley system for the cages. The Yates cage easily makes up to twenty trips up and down the shaft daily, delivering people and supplies to different levels of the facility. The real power, however, rests in the Yates Hoistroom, an unassuming brick building sitting just a few hundred feet from the base of the towering headframe. 

During Neutrino Day, get a virtual tour of the Yates Hoistroom, the massive conical drums and the thick steel rope that make trips to the underground possible! 

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