Title: Unidentified Mining Scene
Photographer: J. W. Nara
Subject Headings: Metal Trade, Natural Resources - Mines and Mineral Resources, Railroads - Buildings and Structures
Description: Mining scene - no identification [Photo of numerous wooden mining structures. Several railroad tresles and tracks are also visible.The photo is faded and mounted on a cardboard matte.]
Source of Description: Back of the photo [cataloger]
Institution: Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections
Donor: William Nara
Date of Photo: undated
Medium: still image
Color: black and white
Size: 7.8 cm x 10.2 cm
Image No: Nara 42-106
Collection Name: William Nara Photograph Collection
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This is photo of the surface workings of the Ropes Gold Mine in Ishpeming, ca. 1900-1901. Mining had ceased in 1897, but the new owners, Corrigan, McKinney and Company, reclaimed gold from the tailings by cyanide leaching. The tracks in the foreground carried the one-ton tram cars which transported tailings to and from the cyanide leaching tanks. In the background can be seen the Curry shafthouse, the 1888 mill building, the boiler house, and the 1884 mill building.
9/22/2010 6:30:37 AM by Anonymous