Quincy Smelter Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | September 2019

Quincy Smelter
Picture Michigan Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | Quincy Copper Mine Smelter at Keweenaw National Historic Park

The former Quincy Copper Mine is tucked away in a very far corner of Michigan. From Detroit, this site is a longer drive than the drive to Washington DC, by 25 miles. And a mere mile away from this ghost-town setting, one can earn a PhD in archeology or computer science from MTU.

In the Keweenaw Peninsula sits the twin cities of Houghton and Hancock. This site in Hancock, as seen from Houghton, was once the smelting operation of the copper mine at the top of the hill. This photo is about 15 years old. Since then, the area has been added to the National Park system, cleaned up, and is accessible for tours.

– Jon

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