Powder House

Calumet & Hecla Mine

In the Unlikeliest of Places

It sits alone and secluded within a vast sea of asphalt and concrete, a sprawling parking lot serving serving Calumet’s…
Champion Mine

Another Champion Powder House

In what has become a trend as of late, the Champion Mine had not just one powder house to store…
Champion Mine

A Champion Powder House

I have heard many rumors about the Champion’s powder house and its apparent “in plain sight” location that manages still…
Baltic Mine

Another House That Baltic Built

While it was amazing to me that there were in fact two powder houses at the old Baltic mine it…
Baltic Mine

A House that Baltic Built

Of all the types of ruins that I stumble across during my travels, perhaps the most impressive have always been…
Mines

Powder-palooza

Thought I’d wrap up this mini powder house tour we’ve been on lately with a rundown of all the explosive…
Ahmeek Mine

More Ahmeek Powder

As I noted yesterday, most mines utilized only one powder house that served all its shafts. In some cases a…
Ahmeek Mine

Ahmeek Powder

While most mines utilized an identical set of surface buildings for each shaft along their property, they usually only used…
Madison Mine

Madison Powder

The Madison Mine is one of the dozens of fissure mines scattered across the Keweenaw’s northern reaches that produced very…
Copper Falls Mine

Copper Falls Powder

It sits secluded high atop Petheric Hill, deep within the thick forest found along its rugged slopes. No road, or…
Mines

A Bunker in the Woods

Nestled deep within the wooded slopes of Tamarack Hill on the outskirts of the Swedetown trails stands a concrete oddity.…
Baltic Mine

A Baltic Powder House

It was rumored to exists somewhere out by the old Baltic Mine, and it looks like we finally have proof…
LaSalle Mine

The LaSalle Powder House

The LaSalle Mine begin its life in 1880 as the Tecumseh, a struggling mine south of Osceola that made several…
Mines

Another Powder House

Now that we have a vehicle that can more readily travel along the old roads near Copper Harbor we took…
Mines

Powderhouse in the Woods

Man’s pursuit of the Earth’s mineral riches is yet another violent expression of his dominion over the natural world –…
Atlas Powder Company

Powder Magazines

After the dynamite sticks were completed and boxed, they would then be loaded onto narrow-gauge rail cars for transportation over…
Ahmeek Mine

Yet Another Powder House

we find another powder house, this time outside of the Ahmeek No. 2 We have seen a few of these…
Central Mine

Another Look

taking another look at the Central Mine Powder House Yesterday we took a first look at the powder house at…
Central Mine

Powder House

Sitting uncomfortably close to the Central School and nestled between a pair of rocky cliffs lies the Central Mines powder…
Mines

Along No. 5 Road

the No. 5 Road runs along the #5 rockhouse What was left of the #6 Rock House sat at a…