Month: August 2008

Industry

Anatomy of a Mill (p1)

In the beginning of the Copper Empire, very little importance was put on milling. It was the mines themselves that…
Industry

Keweenaw Sands (p3)

The steam stamp technology that helped propel an industry into profitable territory required large amounts of water to function –…
Industry

Keweenaw Sands (p2)

A look at the early Frankling and Pewabic stamp mills along Portage Lake Exactly where a mine built its stamp…
Industry

Keweenaw Sands (p1)

The Isle Royale stamp sands (lower right), as seen in 1940 from the air. Mining is not the most environmentally…
Allouez Mill

Red Sands

It was 1869 that the Allouez Mine began operations atop Bumbletown Hill, sinking a trio of shafts into what would…
Calumet & Hecla Mine

The Removal of the Osceola #13 Hoist

Over at the Copper Country Forums long-time reader Jay had shared a rumor he had heard about the removal of…
Mines

Yes Virginia, There Is an Old Seneca…

After our little discussion the other day on the mysteries of the Seneca Mine and its many names and faces…
Gratiot mine

A Mine By Any Other Name…

It all started with this – this Bat Cage sitting atop a mine shaft out at the Gratiot Location. When…