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Along the Shore of Tamarack Dam

The great copper mining empire that once dominated the Keweenaw landscape was powered by steam, and therefore required great amounts…
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Along Old Iroquois

The Kearsarge Lode was first discovered by the original Kearsarge Mine – now known as the North Kearsarge – around…
Mines

The Ojibway Mine

The copper-rich Kearsarge Lode was first discovered in 1882, and within several years enterprising ming companies had acquired mineral rights…
Franklin Jr. Mine

Guest Post: The Franklin Jr No.2

This is the second guest post by fellow copper country explorer Brian Wereley, who has been kind enough to send…
LaSalle Mine

Slivers of LaSalle No.1

LaSalle No.1 – otherwise known as Tecumseh No.1 – sits about 1800 feet north of the No.2. While there was…
LaSalle Mine

What Was Once Tecumseh No.2

LaSalle No.2, previously known as Tecumseh No.2 The LaSalle Mine was a combination of two older mines – the Tecumseh…
Baltic Mine

Sitting Atop a Rock Pile

Sitting all alone up there it seems out-of-place and perhaps even lost. But there it was, a concrete footing smack…
Mines

Trimountain No.1

Of all the mines that had sunk shafts into the great Baltic Lode, the Trimountain could be considered the ugly…
Mines

Yes Virginia, There Is an Old Seneca…

After our little discussion the other day on the mysteries of the Seneca Mine and its many names and faces…
Allouez Mine

An Old Allouez Album

peeking out from a cedar grove sits the short epitaph to an old soul The first Allouez Mine – Old…
Meadow Mine

Garden City Way

An old poor rock pile found along Garden City road near Eagle River Somewhere along Garden City Road (and presumably…
Cliff Mine

Two Mines in One

a road sits on a large rock pile which fills in an old valley on top of the cliffs Moving…
Mines

Another Look

Revisiting a classic view from the fall – click on image to view panoramic Climbing the pile proved a little…
Mines

Valley of the Mines

overlooking the Allouez gap from the vantage point of a North Kearsarge poor rock pile, the Cliff range is seen…
Mines

Mohawk Remains

Most of the copper mined on the Keweenaw came from a narrow strip of land only 25 miles in length.…
Gratiot mine

The Rock Pile

the Gratiot Mine rock pile and Rockhouse It is a standard practice for us at Copper Country Explorer to climb…
Mines

Another Pile of Rock

We moved past the possible #4 engine house, and moved further down Tecumseh Road. Knowing that mine shafts usually follow…
Mines

A Pile of Rock

After a short stop at what we thought was the Osceola depot, we continued on down the line. Soon we…