Apr 08-15

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2015: April: Apr 08-15
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 11:32 pm:

Emma Stout and her Dad went on a drive in search of interesting subjects to photograph recently. When driving by the old mining buildings in Mason, they spotted the windows nearly covered with hanging icicles and stopped to capture these unique curtains hung by nature.

Quite the interesting shots Emma snapped some looking into the building through the icy curtains and others of the icicles all formed in a row, blocking her from looking in. Sure would be fun to have windows made to look like these, say maybe for a bathroom where you'd like the light to shine through, but not peering eyes.

I cannot recall what mining operation went on in this building across M-26 from the dredge, but if anyone is interested in owning it, I've seen a for sale sign on the property for some time now. It would be kind of neat to own a piece of the Keweenaw's mining history.

By Diana P. (Diana) on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 11:45 pm:

Very unique pictures, Emma! You and your Dad found a great place to photograph.

By Duane P. (Islandman43) on Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 12:00 am:

Somewhat different pictures for Emma. The first thing I thought of when I looked at them was a gulag.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 04:27 am:

Beauty among the ruins.

By Brenda Leigh (Brownmoose) on Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 06:57 am:

Emma, these are very cool pictures. I especially love
the second one and the last. There certainly is lots
of water dripping every where. It looks like there
will be lots more. We are looking at fifty degree
temps in a few more days. Then all the white stuff
will be melting like crazy.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 08:18 am:

Sure wouldn't want to stand under those icicles!
Can you imagine if they fell on you? Terrific

By Donna (Donna) on Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 09:09 am:

AWESOME shots!!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 09:15 am:

Certainly unusual, that's for sure.
Thanks, Emma.

By Bob Williams (Wabbit) on Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 11:10 am:

That is the Quincy #2 (I think) Mill. Rock was crushed, ground and copper separated from the rock on Wilfley Tables. The rock tailings were washed out into Torch Lake and the copper went to the Quincy Smelter in Ripley.

By Barbara Bouwkamp (Barbarab) on Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 08:20 pm:

Fantastic photos, Emma!! You have a great eye for the unusual!!

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 09:26 pm:

Wasn't that part of Quincy's Reclaimation plant? Isn't that where the dredges would pump the old stamp sand from the lake bottom to reclaim the copper that was still in it?

By Bob Williams (Wabbit) on Friday, April 10, 2015 - 11:08 am:

Ken, the reclaimation plant was about a half mile towards Ripley from the mill site. There were 2 mills at this location. The brick one which was number 2 and the number 3 mill which was a wooden structure which is no longer standing. The foundations are still there. The original Quincy mill was at the foot of Tezcucco Street in Hancock. A tram road ran down the hill from near the #7 shaft rockpile to the waterfront.

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