QUINCY MINE

Just a little behind on posting … well, make that five trips ago. I’m semi working on catching up. This goes back to the week we spent on the Keweenaw last summer.

WHERE: Quincy Mine, Houghton, Michigan

WHAT: Six years before the California Gold Rush, men were rushing to the Quincy Mine for copper. As America’s industry grew, more and more copper was needed and the area flourished. At one time, the #2 shaft went down 9,260 feet into the ground (92 levels of mining). Tourists can go down to the seventh level – the 85 levels below that are filled with water. (Not sure I would want to be lost in there.)

A tram takes you to the opening of the mine and even that is kind of fun – great view.

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the kid gets a penny stamped at the gift shop.

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Looking at the levels above us.

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This is describing the hunk of copper displayed several pictures below – they changed the logistics of the server and I need to fool around with it to figure out how to move pictures.

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The piece of cooper described on the whiteboard above.

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