The Union Consolidated Mines hoist house is in bad shape, and it’s just one of the structures in town that needs some volunteer attention to shore it up. “Everything’s in limbo right now,” Bob said. Sean Patterson, Mike’s son, inherited Cerro Gordo when his father died. No decision had been made when we visited as to Cerro Gordo’s future. Here’s hoping that Sean allows Cerro Gordo’s future to fall in line with what Mike envisioned.