With the special St. Anne’s series over, we now return our attention back to exploring the old Victoria Mine… The North Country Scenic Trail is the longest scenic trail in the United States, running for over 4600 miles across seven states between New York and North Dakota. Along the way ...Read More »
Another report from our man in the Copper Country, this time with a look at a great archives find.
Before leaving the Delaware Mine behind, we take a tour of Conglomerate Mine's impressive surface plant remains.
We continue our exploration of the Delaware Mine surface plant, with a look at one of the region's most impressive ruins.
CCE buys a ticket to the Delaware Mine Tour, and explores the grand preserved ruins of its surface plant.
We wrap up our exploration of the old Ahmeek Mill with a look at its main mill structure.
CCE leaves the playground behind and takes a closer look at the ruins of the old Ahmeek Mill just beyond..
CCE spends some quality time at the Tamarack City Park, and finds something a bit odd in its midsts.
CCE's spring collection of field guides have arrived, featuring the Village of Laurium, Mines of the Southern Range, and Copper Country Sandstone.
We wrap up our look at the old mining location of Mohawk with a few of its more eccentric residents.
the quincy #2 complex as seen along the Q&TL Moving past the cog-rail, we rejoin the Quincy and Torch Lake Railroad on its journey east. High up on the hill beyond we could make out the silhouettes of the Quincy #2 complex, now the only remnants of a vast industrial ...Read More »
the second level, as viewed from the third Stamps were large, heavy, and cumbersome pieces of equipment. Most mills only had a few, and only the real profitable mines (such as C&H) could install more. The Mohawk Mill had 4 stamps. Only question was: where were they? Not that we ...Read More »
Of all the various support buildings that litter the Quincy Smelting Works one particular model stands out over the rest. In a sea of wood framed mediocrity, the machine shop’s cement block facade looks almost baroque in contrast. That cement block style reflects the building’s more recent construction, around 1907. ...Read More »
It sits alone and seemingly forgotten alongside the road just a mile outside of Calumet. To those passing by it looks to be an old stone monument, one that possibly commemorating an old war hero or local figure. But it holds no bronze plaque and looks to have been abandoned ...Read More »
The first stop for any rock entering a Copper Country stamp mill is one of several large storage bins that sit up and behind the mill’s stamp batteries. Since the rock will be transported through the mill primarily by gravity, these bins sit at the highest point of the mill ...Read More »
Its time once again for yet another installment of CCE’s Copper Country Top 10 list. With yesterday’s post detailing a few old railroad remnants found at the Quincy Mine, I thought it would be good to take a look at a few other great old railroad remnants to be found across the ...Read More »