Compressor House

Baltic Mine

Sitting at Arm’s Reach

The short jaunt between the mining locations of Baltic and Brooklyn takes travelers through the center of the old Baltic…
Lake Mine

Just A Few Foundations More

From the outside all we could make out was the four tall concrete walls, with nothing else to help us…
Isle Royale Mine

An Isle Royale Encore (p2)

The hoist foundation at the old Isle Royale No.2 is accompanied by a second rock and brick foundation sitting just…
Michigan Mine

Michigan Mine Illustrated

The Michigan Mine’s large engine complex is a rather complicated structure. From the ground the structure’s remains resemble a barrage…
Michigan Mine

Where Compressed Air Is Made

Leaving the “A” Hoist behind, we continue further along the Michigan Mine’s sprawling hoist complex and to yet another set…
Mines

More to Explore

Like most mine sites found across the Keweenaw, Tamarack No.3 is much more then just a rock house, some cable…
Mines

The Brick Yard

When the Osceola started up the South Kearsarge it spared every expense it could with the mine’s surface accommodations. Most…
Arnold Mine

Walls…and The Big Picture

When it comes to the remains of the Arnold Mine perhaps the most spectacular feature of it all is the…
Arnold Mine

A Place of Quiet Reflection (p2)

A typical copper mine’s surface plant can be organized into two distinct types, based loosely on the period in which…
Mines

More Ruins at Seneca

Next door to the Seneca No.1’s boiler house was another set of concrete ruins. These particular foundations were decorated with…
HD

The Compressor Foundation

At the beginning there were no compressor houses, due largely to the fact that there were no need for such…
Delaware Mine

The Compressor House

The Conglomerate Mine spared no expense in the construction of a formidable surface plant for its aspiring mine. Along with…
Mines

The Compressor House

Heading westward in the direction dictated by that old utility tunnel led us to a collection of brick ruins scattered…
Mines

Mine Machines: Air Compressors

Before the application of electric generation to the Copper Country landscape, all of a mine’s mechanical power was only obtainable…
Isle Royale Mine

The Complex (p4)

One of the challenges faced by explorers such as myself while attempting to interpret the ruins we find is a…
Isle Royale Mine

The Complex (p3)

After exploring two large machine foundations within the sprawling Isle Royale No. 4 complex, we found ourselves face to face…
Isle Royale Mine

The Complex (p2)

From atop the old hoist foundation at the Isle Royale No. 4 we found ourselves peering out over a sprawling…
Isle Royale Mine

The Hoist in the Swamp

Though the Dry House was the first building to catch our eyes after leaving the Rock House remains, it was…
LaSalle Mine

LaSalle No.2 – the Leftovers

Before moving on from our exploration of LaSalle No.2 we’ll take one last look at some of the odd’s and…
Guest Post

Guest Post: Superior No.1

From its earliest conception I had always envisioned CCE as a community gathering spot, where fellow Copper Country explorers could…
Mines

A Den of Steam Engines…

Trimountain No. 3 – the ruins of which we were currently exploring – had an interesting layout for its surface…
Baltic Mine

Two Boilers and a Compressor

As is the case with any copper mine top billing often goes to the stars of the show – the…
Mines

Mesnard Compressor House

After yesterday’s first post on our Mesnard exploration, readers pointed out the existence of a large group of ruins sitting…
Mines

Along the Old Pewabic (p1)

If it wasn’t for the discovery of the Pewabic Lode by Quincy’s northern neighbor, “old reliable” may have never survived…
Ahmeek Mine

A Row of Foundations

The Ahmeek Mine was the savior that C&H had desperately been searching for. As production began to wane along the…