This is the Power Station at the White Pine Mine site. When the Dead River Flood wiped out power supplies in Marquette, this power-station was brought back online to provide power for the UP. It is still currently operating.
View of the tailings pond at White Pine
Lake of the Clouds overlook. Some mining had taken place in the area before the 1900's, but I didn't have the daylight or time to search for the sites.
This is on the way to White Pine. Miles away from the mine you can see the giant smokestack.
Here is a picture of a huge steamhoist. I am standing next to the drum that the cables were wound around.
Here is the opening of an old mine shaft that has been capped and flooded. There is debri in it near the surface. The water table would make this one escapable because the water is near the surface of the surrounding land (if you can swim). One could imagine if top of the water table was 30 feet below the surface. Unaided escape would be impossible. If you see old mine shafts, you should notify your county mine inspector. People can and have died falling into abandoned mine shafts.
Old Pipe leading from floatation tank.
View from small subsidence pit
Outlook from flotation tanks.
View of White Pine power plant from old concrete foundations for mill machines.
Viewing an old stope 200 feet below ground.
View of some of the ruins from the Quincy Mine just outside Hancock
Tailings covering the workings of an old mine.
Looking down an old mine shaft. It would have been very dangerous to go down. The rotting timbers can produce methane gas. They could also fail and let the overburden collapse the shaft. Also, underground workings could collapse, sending a surge of water up this shaft. For all those reasons and more, do not go down abandoned mine shafts.

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