Boiler House

Delaware Mine

Worth the Price of Admission (p2)

While impressive, the old pump house ruins aren’t the only remains of the Conglomerate Mine operation to be found along the…
Delaware Mine

Worth the Price of Admission (p1)

Traveling into the Keweenaw northern reaches will eventually bring you to a large sign along the road adorned with the…
Mines

Anatomy of a Boiler House (p2)

When we last left out unsung hero of the steam age we had finished exploring one of the building’s four…
Mines

Anatomy of a Boiler House (p1)

In the twilight years of the Victorian Age the great industrial revolution had given birth to some of the largest and…
Calumet & Hecla Mine

A Superior Boiler House

The great Calumet and Hecla Mine was a monster. Its immense copper riches lying under its feet exceeded over 900 million pounds,…
Baltic Mine

Into the Woods

After leaving the Baltic’s compressor house remains, we found ourselves drawn further into the woods thanks to this large piece of concrete hiding…
Lake Mine

Hot Gases and Ash

We featured a few of the more impressive structures remaining from the old Lake Mine in Ontonagon country already here…
Mass Mine

Stacks and Trenches

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

Around the Boiler House

Standing in the middle of the massive sandstone fortifications surrounding us, we looked for more evidence of the boiler house…
Industry

The Great Wall

So there we were, perched atop a high wall overlooking the forest floor a good dozen feel below us. Considering…
Mines

Scrapbook Fridays: Sixties North Kearsarge Edition

This week’s scrapbook is courtesy long time Copper Country Explorer Paul Meier, who’s lucky enough to have seen (and photographed)…
Michigan Mine

More Stacks and Boilers

While the Minesota Mine may have been a self contained operation, the new Michigan Mine that took its place was…
Michigan Mine

Boiler House in C

Approaching the town of Rockland from the east you find yourself traveling between a pair of parallel rugged hills. The…
Michigan Mine

The Bonus Boiler

It sat just a bit farther into the forest, up atop the slight rise on which the machine shop and…
Michigan Mine

High Atop the Cliff

Leaving the diverter behind, we followed its lead and headed upward to the top of the cliffs high above us.…
Mines

Under a Canopy of Yellow

Leaving the sandstone and brick embellished hoist foundation behind, we headed across the old roadway at the Trimountain No.2 to…
LaSalle Mine

The Caldwell (p2)

Knowing the location of the Caldwell’s No.1 shaft – otherwise known as the LaSalle No.5 – we had a pretty…
Mines

An Interesting Rock

Before leaving the North Tamarack behind for good, there remained one last item of interest to feature here on CCE.…
Mines

Buried Bricks and Concrete Slabs

There’s an odd item to be found in the picture of the old Tamarack No.3 surface plant seen above, something…
Mines

An Enigma Wrapped In Stone Walls

It looked to be the ruins of a small building, only perhaps a few dozen feet in width. It consisted…
Mines

A Trestle Runs Through It?

Accompanying any hoist is a boiler, a ruin that is always close nearby. Unfortunately most boiler ruins are rather skimpy…
Copper Falls Mine

The Spencer (p2)

It didn’t take long for us to discover that we weren’t yet finished with the Spencer surface plant. In fact…
Arnold Mine

What Was Once Lost Now Is Found

It was the discovery of exposed copper within the rocky ledges of a rugged waterfall that gave birth to the…
Mines

The Seneca Boiler House

After leaving the pipes and culverts of the Seneca Dam behind, we worked our way through the woods in search…