Month: February 2012

Jacobsville

Jacobsville Sandstones

It began it’s life as the Craig Cemetery, a small burial ground set aside by the company responsible for the…
Michigan Mine

What Once Was and Remains

First starting its life as the Minesota in 1848 the mine would start a second life as the Michigan in…
Michigan Mine

The Pit

While massive hoist buildings are interesting, they are the type of thing we expect to find scattered about a mine…
Scrapbook

Scrapbook Friday: Lake Chemical Edition

It’s Friday, and that means Scrapbook time here on CCE. This week we take a break from our Champion Mine…
Michigan Mine

Michigan Mine Illustrated

The Michigan Mine’s large engine complex is a rather complicated structure. From the ground the structure’s remains resemble a barrage…
Michigan Mine

A Hoist of Unknown Origins

After the oddity that was the “A” hoist down at the west end of the Michigan’s Hoist complex, we were…
Michigan Mine

Where Compressed Air Is Made

Leaving the “A” Hoist behind, we continue further along the Michigan Mine’s sprawling hoist complex and to yet another set…
Michigan Mine

The Hoist from Another World

While last week we may have given the impression that we had stumbled across the Michigan Mine’s hoist complex after…
Scrapbook

Scrapbook Friday: Insurance Map Edition

We return once again to the Painesdale Mine and Shaft archives to take a look at the Champion Mine in…
Michigan Mine

More Stacks and Boilers

While the Minesota Mine may have been a self contained operation, the new Michigan Mine that took its place was…
Michigan Mine

C Shaft Terraces

After our discovery down at the bast of the hill, it was readily apparent to us that the Michigan Mine’s…
Michigan Mine

Where Man Has Left His Mark

It didn’t look like much from the old railroad grade, that was for sure. Just a mass of concrete shrouded…
Scrapbook

Scrapbook Friday: Paycheck Edition

Today there is often a great deal of talk about a “living wage”, a minimum amount of hourly pay necessary…
Michigan Mine

Boiler House in C

Approaching the town of Rockland from the east you find yourself traveling between a pair of parallel rugged hills. The…
Michigan Mine

The “B” Shaft

The Minesoata was typical of early fissure copper mines in the region. Scattered and seemingly chaotic, the mine sunk nearly…
Michigan Mine

A Ruin of Dubious Identity

Returning from our journey further atop the hill, we made our way back down to the cliff edge to regain…
Scrapbook

Scrapbook Friday: Phonebook Edition

Several years ago I created an interactive presentation on the Champion No.4 shaft/rock house and surface plant for the good…
Michigan Mine

The Bonus Boiler

It sat just a bit farther into the forest, up atop the slight rise on which the machine shop and…
Michigan Mine

Walls and Pedestals

Leaving the Michigan’s boiler house behind we headed further into the forest to explore what we thought might be one…