Wash Floor

Cliff Mill

Unearthed (p2)

Industrial Archeology is a discipline that studies the material evidence left behind from our industrial past. Considering the copious amount…
Industry

Nonesuch Pits As This

The great copper empire may have been left for dead after C&H’s demise, but it still had a good 30…
Guest Post

Guest Post: The Wolverine Mill (p2)

The following guest post is contributed by Ian Tomashik, a sophomore at Dearborn High School outside of Detroit. Ian is…
Centennial Mill

The Outer Walls

Finished with our exploration of the grand concrete plateau that is the Centennial Mill’s wash floor, we headed off to…
Centennial Mill

Along the Wash Floor (p3)

In addition to the lines of pillars and other foundations scattered across the Centennial Mill’s wash floor there were also…
Centennial Mill

Along the Wash Floor (p2)

Looking our across the sweeping concrete frontier that confronted us, we noticed the scattering lines of concrete pedestals and pillars…
Centennial Mill

Along the Wash Floor (p1)

Stepping down from the Centennial Mill’s terraced levels we found ourselves overlooking a vast field of concrete, foundations, and a…
Industry

A Mill’s Remains

The discovery of the boiler indicated the rest of the old Phoenix mill had to be near by. In fact…
Industry

The Wash Floor

As I left off during my Anatomy of a Mill series I was turning towards the last stage of the…
Industry

Mill No. 2

It wasn’t long after the new stamp mill at Torch Lake was constructed what Quincy underwent a dramatic increase in…
Central Mill

Pieces

The mills built during the Copper Country’s adolescence were small and crude affairs, especially when compared to their massive concrete…
Industry

The Second Floor

Before leaving the second floor of the stamp mill we take a few more wide looks at what remains. At…
Industry

Mill Machines: The Wilfley Table

For most of the Copper Country’s history the milling process has been very inefficient. For every ton of copper recovered,…
Industry

Mill Machines: The Frue Vanner

EDIT: According to several readers with more knowledge on the subject then I, the machine remains pictured in the following…
Industry

Floors and Ceilings

looking up the old skylight of the Quincy Mill – almost a century since the glass was first installed Taking…
Industry

The Wooden Box

a mystery box sitting among the Quincy Mill Ruins We find a lot of stuff that baffles us here at…
Industry

The Addition

the Quincy Mill addition, image courtesy HAER, American Memory Collection, Library of Congress The scope of the Quincy Mine operation…
Champion Mill

Buddles?

The Champion Mill, like any mill on the Keweenaw, works to separate copper from the rock that entombs it. First,…
Champion Mill

The Big Picture

After making our way off the beach an atop the short ridge backing it, we had found ourselves at the…
Champion Mill

Return to the Sea

The Champion Mill was the last. The Atlantic Mill was the first, built along the red cliffs at Redrige in…
Industry

The Lower Level

the smokestack from the lower level As we neared the edge of the second level, we looked down across a…