Today we are going to visit Quincy Mine a popular Keweenaw tourist attraction. The Quincy Mine Hoist Association maintains the buildings and grounds, and provides guided tours of the Number 2 Hoist House and the 7th level of the mine during the summer. Tourists are transported to the 7th level by the Quincy and Torch Lake Cog Railway. There are museum-style exhibits within many buildings. The mine and surrounding areas are part of Keweenaw National Historical Park. All Aboard:
Ready to enter the mine on the 7th level:
I have one photo from inside the mine and it’s not very good.. flash didn’t work and no tripod to use…just unsteady hands.. but I think you will get the idea.
Check out this site::North America's First Metal Miners & Metal Artisans…or..MINING ARTIFACTS & HISTORY..Some really neat old photos…………After leaving the 7th level we had a look around.
What was the purpose of the above machinery?HINT: When the mine ceased production in 1945, the Quincy Number 2 shaft was the world's deepest shaft, at 9,260 feet (2.82 km or 1.75 miles) along the dip of the deposit. To raise and lower ore and workers into this shaft, the world's largest steam-driven mine hoist was built in 1918 and housed in the Quincy Number 2 Hoist House.
A couple modern day miners enjoying the sights
In 1931, low copper prices lead to the closure—
but not the dissolution—of the Quincy
Mining Company. Reopening in 1940 for war
efforts, the smelting works was closed permanently
An iron bucket used in wells or mines for hoisting water, ore, or refuse to the surface.
After a rough day at the mine time to head home. Hope the car starts.
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More on mines at My Quality Time read about the Millfield Coal Mine Disaster
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