The ruins of the Cliff Mine tell the story of the Keweenaw's first profitable copper mine in the 19th Century. Its brief success spurred the nation's first mineral rush attracting prospectors from across the world. Today, the Cliff Mine's legacy can be experienced as visitors explore informal trails among the mine's ruins, cemetery, and more.
Located in the heart of the Keweenaw Peninsula rests the ghost town of Central Mine. Once a thriving mining community, this quiet place nestled among forests and cliffs provides a window into the epic copper boom of the 19th century.
Tom Wright, Manager of the Quincy Mine Hoist Association, shares some interesting history behind this Keweenaw Heritage Site. Explore the history of Quincy Mine for yourself by taking a guided underground tour the next time you visit the Keweenaw.