Month: August 2007

Industry

Mill Machines: The Frue Vanner

EDIT: According to several readers with more knowledge on the subject then I, the machine remains pictured in the following…
Industry

Floors and Ceilings

looking up the old skylight of the Quincy Mill – almost a century since the glass was first installed Taking…
Industry

The Wooden Box

a mystery box sitting among the Quincy Mill Ruins We find a lot of stuff that baffles us here at…
Industry

The Addition

the Quincy Mill addition, image courtesy HAER, American Memory Collection, Library of Congress The scope of the Quincy Mine operation…
Industry

Stuff

more piling from the no2 dock at Quincy Mills After leaving the remains of the old boiler/pump house, we took…
Industry

The Silo

the towering and mysterious Quincy Silo; purpose unknown Standing only a few dozen feet from the smokestacks was what first…
Industry

Boiler Stacks

the boiler house stack at Quincy Mill Until the completion of the on-site turbine generator in 1923, steam was the…
Industry

Pump House (no2)

an old water tunnel built to feed the mills pumps Stamp Mills required millions of gallons of water – every…
Industry

Coal Dock

the remains of the Quincy Mill’s coal dock Torch Lake sits at the southern end of the Traprock Valley, butted…
Mines

North Kearsarge Redux

another look at an old ruin… It has been said many times before but perhaps is in need of restating…
Champion Mine

Loose Ends…

As we wrap up our exploration of the Champion Mine, a few last things to take a look at. One…
Champion Mine

More Hoist Views

As we have seen time and time again, copper country engine houses and the foundations that remain share very similar.…
Champion Mine

New Becomes Old

As we take a walk behind the old hoist building and underneath the concrete trestle atop which the main line…
Champion Mine

Hoist and Pulleys

The No. 4, like all shafts of the Champion Mine, were serviced by two hoists during it’s lifetime. As the…
Champion Mine

In Support of No. 4

keeping the Champion Mine safe from fire… Most of the time at Explorer we deal with “the big three” when…
Champion Mine

Oil House

We haven’t yet come across too many ruins of oil houses in our explorations. I’m not sure why that is.…