Saturday, May 23, 2009

Mesnard Headframe

A complex series of beams, with a ladder and circular cage in the center.
The Mesnard (Quincy #8) Headframe

Here's a shot from one of my recent wanderings: the old Quincy #8 shaft, also called the Mesnard Mine. This photo shows the access ladder on the headframe -- a huge collection of metal beams over top of the shaft. This isn't your normal Copper Country headframe -- this one was put in place in the mid 1970's, as part of an exploration on the old Quincy property. No ore came up through this headframe -- just men going down to scout out the old mine. Nothing ever came of it, and so we are left with this metal beast sitting along US-41.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Handsome photo. More please.