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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…
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…
Industry

Something New and Something Old

A drive along the shores of Torch Lake will inevitably bring to view the soaring concrete spire of an old…
Hancock

On the Waterfront (p4) – The Quincy Mill

The long hard winter may still be with us, but take heart that another season of Copper Country exploring is…
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…
Mass Mine

Among the Coal Fields

Stepping away from the hoist foundation we discover a scattering of concrete footings surrounding the building. These footings are adorned…
Lake Mine

The Stack

The Lake Mine is a site of extremes, an obscene ruin-scape of boisterous monstrosity. Everything is bigger-then-life from its soaring…
Copper Falls Mill

Copper Falls Mill Stack

Deep within a twisted tangle of cedar and spruce bordering Owl Creek can be found this interesting artifact from a…
Mass Mine

The Chief

As the copper hunters descended down upon the upper peninsula they found themselves traveling across lands occupied by the Anishinaabe,…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
Delaware Mine

The Rock House

Leaving the Delaware’s superintendents house behind, we cut through the adjacent woods for a short spell before emerging on the…
Industry

Monuments to the Lost Empire

My post about the Northwestern stamp mill and its still-standing smoke stack last week got me thinking about all the…
Centennial Mill

The Stack from 1913

Soon after the Arcadian’s demise its newly rebranded stamp mill – now known as the Centennial Mill – would become…
Mines

The Ojibway Boiler House

It was surprising that we hadn’t noticed it before, as large and monolithic as it was. Standing alone and set…
Franklin Jr. Mine

The Other Stack

Standing 80 feet in the air, the concrete stack at the Franklin Jr. No.1 surface plant has become a Boston…
Franklin Jr. Mine

A Phantom Stack

At the beginning the Franklin Jr. concentrated the majority of its efforts along a northern extension of the Pewabic Lode,…
Clark Mine

The Other Stack that Clark Built

Before becoming a French enterprise, and long before the influence of Mr. Estivant, the Clark Mine was just another small…