Quincy Mill

The scope of the Quincy Mine operation is quickly illustrated by the continued expansion the Quincy Mill undertook at the end of the 19th century. At first Quincy built one mill here at the banks of Torch Lake complete with 5 stamping heads. Less then a decade later it built a second mill next door with three more stamp heads. Together, these two mills were capable of stamping over a million tons of rock per year, and producing over 25 million pounds of copper. But even that wasn’t enough. Due to the increased demand of copper during the first world war it became necessary to further expand the mills capacities with the construction of large additions to both buildings. At Quincy Mill No. 1, it is this concrete and brick filled structure that you see as you drive down M26. While the rest of the wooden mill quickly deteriorated over the decades since the mines closure – this more robust addition has managed to survive.”

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Mill No. 2

It wasn’t long after the new stamp mill at Torch Lake was constructed what Quincy underwent a dramatic increase in…
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On the Waterfront (p4) – The Quincy Mill

The long hard winter may still be with us, but take heart that another season of Copper Country exploring is…
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Something New and Something Old

A drive along the shores of Torch Lake will inevitably bring to view the soaring concrete spire of an old…
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The Little Red Foundation

Of all the resources required in any milling operation, water is the most prolific. Stamps were incredibly thirsty machines, as…
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Pieces Scattered About

Alongside the old pump house remains stands a grove of trees. At the opposite end of the wooded area stands…
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The Coal Silo

From the back it looked to be some type of concrete silo, similar to one you’d find on a farm…
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Where Freighters Roamed

When it came to Quincy’s coal handling operation, the Coal Silo was just a middle man. The real star of…
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The Lost Temple of the Red Metal King (p1)

Shrouded in a dense calico camouflage of  foliage lies the ragged and faded remnants of an old abandoned temple.What ancient…
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The Lost Temple of the Red Metal King (p2)

The forsaken temple at the south end of Torch Lake lies shrouded within the embrace of the surrounding forest. From…
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The Lost Temple of the Red Metal King (p3)

So far we’ve explored two rooms of the great temple. The first seemed to be some type of waiting room,…
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The Lost Temple of the Red Metal King (p4)

As we exited that dark dingy tunnel and made our way into the light we looked back at the temple…