Allouez Mine

“The Allouez mine takes many forms. It is in fact three different mines in one, working three completely different lodes. First there was the original mine which worked the Allouez Conglomerate lode starting in 1869 (usually referred to the “Old Allouez”). These three shafts sit between the town of Allouez and Bumbletown hill. This was followed in 1905 by the opening of shafts along the Kearsarge Amygdaloid lode across the highway. These shafts are the “New Allouez” and a town of the same name was erected nearby. The third and final Allouez was a single shaft opened by C&H in 1943 working the unique Houghton Conglomerate Lode just behind New Allouez. This shaft was known as the Allouez-Douglas…”

An Old Allouez Album

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peeking out from a cedar grove sits the short epitaph to an old soul The first Allouez Mine – Old Allouez – was begun in 1869. The mine used two shafts to open the newly discovered Allouez Conglomerate Lode sitting ... More »

The Mystery Tower

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Sitting next to the hoist building at the Allouez-Douglas Mine stands a mysterious structure. It’s a wooden tower, rising three stories in height. While it stands separate from the rest of the building, it is connected to is by a ... More »

Last Building Standing

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last man standing at the Allouez-Douglas Shaft The Allouez mine takes many forms. It is in fact three different mines in one, working three completely different lodes. First there was the original mine which worked the Allouez Conglomerate lode starting ... More »

Core Samples

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tools in the search for copper – core samples The success or failure of a copper mine depends greatly an the amount of red metal that lie trapped underground. Sinking shafts and driving long drifts underground in the search for ... More »