Quincy Mine Ruin Maps


Discuss…

  1. Is it possible that there are so many ruins at the Quincy is that a large amount of the buildings were stone and had no salvage value? Also do you know if they every came close to tearing down the last number 2 rockhouse and if so what stopped them?

  2. Dave..

    I’m not sure why these ruins have survived so well, its probably a couple of factors rolled into one. But the majority of structures at C&H were stone as well, but they got torn down. So I’m not sure.

    Perhaps it has more to do with who owned the property – since I think Quincy held on to its property for some time after it closed the mine down. I believe the Smelter was operating into the 70’s so Quincy was still around as a company I think then. In the case of C&H I think Universal Oil just sold everything off as quick as it could after closing shop.

  3. Grant Holmstrom

    This map makes Quincy’s acquisition of the Pewabic lode much more clear along with the book Old Reliable which goes into these acquisitions more closely. Did Quincy ever do any with their acquisition of the in 1908 for $170,000 other than more room for their smelting works to the east of it, like building a shaft on the property?

  4. Grant Holmstrom

    The franklin mine

  5. What about the old Quincy shafts? Weren’t there a few of them near the dry house west of the #7 shaft? It would be kind of neat to see where those lie in relation to the main load.

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