Thursday, March 08, 2012

Copper Country,Copper Mining & The Quincy Mine

A MY QUALITY TIME POST FROM LANCASTER,OHIO LINKING TO OUR WORLD AND SCENIC SUNDAY. Keweenaw Heritage Site IS A GREAT PLACE TO SPEND AN AFTERNOON.THEN HEAD ON UP TO COPPER HARBOR

DSC_0309Today 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:

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Ready to enter the mine on the 7th level:

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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.

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COPPER BRACELET FROM AMAZON WILL WARD OFF ILLNESS I’VE BEEN TOLD.

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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.

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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.

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A couple modern day miners enjoying the sights

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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
in 1972.

YOU KNOW YOU NEED ONE

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An iron bucket used in wells or mines for hoisting water, ore, or refuse to the surface.

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After a rough day at the mine time to head home. Hope the car starts.

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A MY QUALITY TIME POST FROM LANCASTER,OHIO LINKING TO OUR WORLD & SCENIC SUNDAY THE QUINCY MINE A Keweenaw Heritage Site IS A GREAT PLACE TO SPEND AN AFTERNOON.

THAT’S ALL FOLKS…………GO AHEAD COMMENT/SHARE 

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OR BUY SOME COPPER

More on mines at My Quality Time read about the Millfield Coal Mine Disaster

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12 comments:

Jenn Jilks said...

What an interesting tour! My younger brother is a gold miner in N. Ontario. It's a tough life, two week fly-in, two weeks out.
Thanks for the phototour!
Greetings from Cottage Country!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, interesting post on the Copper Mining. It is a tough life. Copper is in demand right now, in fact I have heard it is being stolen right out of new developments as they go up. It is neat seeing inside the mine. Thanks for sharing. Have a happy Sunday!

Tony Letts said...

your jalopy needs a polish Joe :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Interesting post, Joe! I've seen copper mines in Colorado. My granfathers were cola miner in Pennsylvania so I like to visit mines to see how they work.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We would both love that tour! My grandfather worked in mines and of course Bill loves everything/anything to do with machinery and how stuff works. Copper prices must be up again now, the way the stuff is getting stolen all the time.

CameraCruise said...

Great post!
Thanks for sharing.
Mette

Gary said...

Interesting tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

A great post for the day, Joe, and what an interesting tour indeed! Love your photos and the history! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

Sylvia

EG CameraGirl said...

I've never been in a copper mine before!

Snap said...

Really interesting series. I'm familiar with copper strip mining that's found in New Mexico. I have a lot of copper bracelets ... enjoy wearing them, but I don't like turning green! :D :D

Marie said...

Wonderful and interesting photos and information! Thanks so much!

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