Clark Mine - Copper Harbor, MI
Posted by: linkys
N 47° 26.716 W 087° 51.664
16T E 435082 N 5255006
Quick Description: An abandoned copper mine in Copper Harbor that unfortunately had very little copper.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 9/7/2011 3:13:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMCH4W
The investors in the Clark Mine felt the small outcropping fissure of copper at this location was reason enough to build a mine. Unfortunately they were wrong. Incorporated on Dec. 19, 1853, it was worked periodically until it closed for good in 1901.
During that time it never earned enough to pay back the investors, let alone turn the handsome profit they expected. And today all that is left the waste dumps, the indentations that might have been some of the eight shafts that were sunk, and an interesting native stone chimney. There is a sign and parking within a few feet letting you know you have found this interesting bit of local history.