Tag Archives: Cable Stands

A Walk Outside

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After leaving the hoist house ruins we took another walk around the perimeter, this time looking for the cable stands that once brought the hoisting cable out to the distant rock house located far down the hill. Using that notch ... More »

The “B” Shaft

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The Minesoata was typical of early fissure copper mines in the region. Scattered and seemingly chaotic, the mine sunk nearly a dozen shafts along its holdings atop the north bluff. With such a rich mine precision and efficiency weren’t so ... More »

A Tip of an Iceberg

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Deep in Ontonagon Country, far from any major town or industrial area lies the isolated and remote town of Rockland. Today the town is nothing more then a rather empty and derelict town, sitting in a picturesque setting along the ... More »

Cable Stands and More

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Ahh cable stand footings. These things are a dime a dozen, and I’ve probably got a Benjamin’s worth in my pocket after five years of exploring mine sites such as the Tamarack No.3. For the uninitiated the concrete block seen ... More »

The Pyramids of Victoria

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Leaving both the rock house and shaft house behind, we went off in search of the next piece of the puzzle: the hoist house. As a general rule (though all rules have exceptions), hoist buildings can easily be found by ... More »