Amygdaloid Mine

“After passing the old Central Mine location, US41 takes a lonely stroll northward with no signs of civilization – save an occasional logging road – for several miles. It isn’t until you reach the old mining location of Delaware that man reasserts his authority, slicing up the wilderness with several roads and littering the highway with a row of old mining houses. While most would be content on simply driving past and continuing on towards Copper Harbor or Lac La Belle, those historic adventurers among us would prefer to take a side trip down some of those old roads just to discover what there is to discover. If you do you’ll find quite a bit, ruins and remnants of a forgotten era discarded alongside the road like pieces of trash. Most people will miss it but its all right there to be found – just sitting along the road.”

Atop the Drexel

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Now that the identity of the mine we had been exploring last week is finally clear (its the Amygdaloid), we’ll soldier on and share what else we had discovered atop the old Drexel fissure. We moved north from the old hoist and boiler ruins we had found previously and made …

More Ruins Alongside the Road (p2)

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Continuing from were we left off yesterday, we find ourselves making our way to the top of those massive stone foundations that were once home to what we think was a hoisting engine. Once there we noticed a peculiar design element – a narrow notch that made its way along …

More Ruins Alongside the Road (p1)

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Soon after leaving the poor rock pile behind we find ourselves at the foot of even more ruins – these ones a little more extensive then those we found earlier. First up was the shattered remains of a smoke stack built in the traditional style epitomized at the Cliff – …

Just Sitting Along the Road

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After passing the old Central Mine location, US41 takes a lonely stroll northward with no signs of civilization – save an occasional logging road – for several miles. It isn’t until you reach the old mining location of Delaware that man reasserts his authority, slicing up the wilderness with several …