Thursday, March 31, 2011

Qunicy Copper Mine - Sky Watch Friday

The Quincy Mine is an extensive set of copper mines located near Hancock, Michigan. The mine was owned by the Quincy Mining Company and operated between 1846 and 1945, although some activities continued through the 1970s. The Quincy Mine was known as "Old Reliable," as the Quincy Mine Company paid a dividend to investors every year from 1868 through 1920.

In order to get this photo I had to walk on a snow mobile trail. If you got off the trail packed down by the snow mobiles, the snow was about 3 feet deep. Fortunately, I am taller than 3 feet, but it would have been a challenging situation.
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  1. Terrific capture, Gwendolyn, as always! Fantastic skies! Interesting history of the mine. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  2. This is very impressive. Too bad it's not working anymore. Happy Friday!
    Moon shots

  3. that sky against the white is AWESOME!

  4. Mines have always been fascinating to me as well as fearful environments. Here your photo presents it as a unique surface structure with a pleasing design. Nicely done.

  5. How nice for us that you risked the deep snow to get this shot of the copper mine against the vivid blue sky. Is the mine no longer functioning? Copper is still a hot commodity.


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