Cliff MineCopper Country Explorer - Explorations
“In the Cliff’s infancy almost all the ground was opened up through a series of drifts that had been driven into the hillside. At the time it was believed that the copper was incased in the soaring cliffs themselves, and the copper-rich ground that the drifts were encountering were just validating that claim. However, as the drifts were driven deeper into the hillside the great copper fortunes quickly faded. The copper was not in the soaring ridge-line after-all, but instead was in fact under them.
It was then that the mine began sinking a series of shafts to reach this massive copper deposit. A total of four were sunk, two along the cliff’s base and two more up on its summit. We have seen the remains of the top two shafts before, the No. 3 sits right up along the cliff’s edge while the No. 4 sits back a ways in the forest and is now covered by poor rock.”