Carp Mill

There are many like it to be found scattered across the region, a mine of such promise and hope that turns sharply into an endeavor of futility. In the case of the Carp Lake Mine, that promise wilted on a particularly difficult type of conglomerate embedded in sandstone. The mine was operated sporadically for almost half a century between 1858 and 1900, during which time enough capital was invested in the project to facilitate the erection of a small stamp mill along the eastern shore of old Carp Lake (now Lake of the Clouds). Unfortunately the machinery installed was insufficient in properly milling the fine copper and much was carried out to the lake without being captured. The property was eventually abandoned for good, leaving both the mine and mill to rot away along the slopes of the Porcupine mountains.

Carp Mill

If the Shoe Fits…

The mines and mills of the Copper Country may have been abandoned decades ago, but echoes from their exploits still…
Carp Mill

The Forgotten Boilers

There are many like it to be found scattered across the region, a mine of such promise and hope that…
Carp Mill

The Gravity Stamp

Getting copper up and out of the earth was only the first step in a long process transforming copper rock…
Carp Mill

In Situ (p1)

To describe the remains of the Carp Mill to be off the beaten path would be an incredible understatement, as the…
Carp Mill

In Situ (p2)

The Carp Mill ruins feature an incredible collection of Civil War era industrial equipment, all of which continue to stand…