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C & H No. 2 Tamarack

Transportation, Railroads, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Seasons, Winter C & H No. 2 "Tamarack" at Tamarack #2 Shaft [View of engine surrounded by large snow banks.]

Scanned: September 14, 2010


Mass Copper

Transportation, Railroads, Railroads, Cars, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade Isle Royale Mass Copper on flat car [Mineral Range flat car filled to the brim with mass copper from Isle Royale]

Scanned: October 2, 2007


Copper Dock

Natural Resources, Mines and Mineral Resources, Copper Mines and Mining, Persons, Transportation Cities and Towns - Houghton. Copper on dock to be loaded. [Man stands on dock with stacked copper ingots. A nearby sign reads, "This copper for shipment."]

Scanned: August 27, 2013


Ships - Burlington

Transportation, Railroads, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Ships St. Burlington loading Mohawk Mine copper at Copper Range Dock [Copper slabs are loaded from railroad flat cars unto the ship.]

Scanned: February 19, 2007


Adventure Copper Mine

Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Persons, Transportation Adventure Copper Mine - Tour office and trolly [People ride a miniature replica of a train bearing the sign "Adventure Copper Mine"

Scanned: March 7, 2007


Copper Mines - Quincy

Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Transportation, Railroads, Buildings Quincy and Torch Lake railway is 65 years old this year. Built in 1890 when the old mill on Portage Lake was abandoned for the new one on Torch Lake, the line is still in existence despite the inactivity at the mining enterprise on the "Hill". The rails still lead to the mill at Mason and to the vicinity of the active reclamation plant on Torch Lake. The Q and T L R R still reaches all shafts and main buildings at the mine but the connections with the South Shore route near Mesnard shaft have been removed years ago. The grade is downhill from the mine to the mill and the line was originally ballasted along the plans used by the New York Central railroad. One of the mine's shafts is shown above the 15-ton rock cars of the line and the famed engine house can be seen to the right of the photo. [Photo of mining operations and railway at Quincy.]

Scanned: April 14, 2009


Shaft House - Painesdale

Buildings, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Transportation, Automotive Shaft House, Painesdale, Mich. [Image of a vintage automobile parked outside the shaft house.]

Scanned: November 18, 2008


Portage Bridge

Historic Sites, Historic Districts, Transportation, Bridges, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining Old Houghton-Hancock bridge. [Image was taken in Houghton, Hancock can be seen on the opposite side of the canal; the smelting works in Hancock is seen predominantly.]

Scanned: May 17, 2013


Mass Stamp Mills of Keweenaw-bay

Transportation, Railroads, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Buildings Mass Stamp Mills of Keweenaw-bay. [Image shows a railroad, smoke stacks, the stamp mill and some other buildings.]

Scanned: February 8, 2013


Mass Stamp Mills of Keweenaw-bay

Transportation, Railroads, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining, Buildings Mass Stamp Mills of Keweenaw-bay. [Image shows a railroad, smoke stacks, the stamp mill and some men.]

Scanned: February 8, 2013