Mass Mine

As the copper hunters descended down upon the upper peninsula they found themselves traveling across lands occupied by the Anishinaabe, a native people that came to the Lake Superior lands generations earlier. Those early industrialists were particularly intrigued by the Anishinaabe culture and language, and utilized native terminology to both describe the land they were exploiting as well as the mines and machines they were constructing. Thus many mines have Anishinaabe names, including a small rather insignificant mine deep within Ontonagon County known as the Ogima.

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The Chief

As the copper hunters descended down upon the upper peninsula they found themselves traveling across lands occupied by the Anishinaabe,…
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A Mass(ive) Rock House

The Mass Mine sits atop a massive rocky bluff overlooking the quaint little town of Mass, and as such was…
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Concrete Walls

Sitting atop a rugged bluff deep within the interior of Ontonagon County sits the Mass Mine, an industrial endeavor that…
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On the Inside

After checking out the Mass Mine’s Hoist House from its outside, we turned our attention to what could be found…
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Among the Coal Fields

Stepping away from the hoist foundation we discover a scattering of concrete footings surrounding the building. These footings are adorned…
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Stacks and Trenches

We return to the Chief, an old Ogima shaft more recently known as the Mass “C” shaft. We’ve featured the…
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The Basement

Just past the old boiler house remains we find ourselves looking out across a very unnatural looking piece of ground,…
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The Missing Link

We’ve managed to explore a great deal of ruins at the old Ogima shaft, otherwise known as the Mass C.…