Pictures of Ahmeek #3 & #4 Copper Mine (Copper Mine)
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Images I have found on Internet, in prints, photos, negatives,
paintings, or just simply forwarded from other collectors.
If you have any of the old place, I'd love to show them on this page.
Please e-mail them  to  THANKS!

These top three I found as negatives in an old envelope when cleaning out
an office in the shop in September of 2005

The image above came from "The World Book Encylopedia".  I descovered this photo
many years ago doing a grade school research project on Michigan.  I'll never forget
 realizing that this was "Uncle Jim's Plant Up North!!!!"   I never imagined I would  own
it myself one day.   The following is the response from "World Book" when I contacted
 them to see if I could use the photo here;
Dear Mr. Mahrley:

We do not own most of the photos in WORLD BOOK, including the one of the
copper mine in the Upper Peninsula which you found in the World Book
"Michigan" article. Therefore, we cannot give you permission to use the
photo on your web site.

The photo was credited to David W. Corson (photographer), Devaney (stock
photo agency). We purchased rights to use the photo in WORLD BOOK from
the agency. A check of the Internet uncovered that the agency is likely
out of business. We do not know if another agency has the rights to the
photos they had in stock but it is possible the rights reverted to the
photographer(s). However, a quick search by the photographer's name did
not uncover anything meaningful.

Thus, it boils down to your doing further research, keeping a record of
the research and then deciding whether you can use the photo on your web

We have no problem with your making reerence to the photo appearing in
THE WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA if you do decide to use the photo, but it
must be clear that we do not own the photo so at the very least you need
to include the credit that appears with the photo. From the sets of
WORLD BOOK we have in our office, we can attest to the fact that the
photo appeared in the 1968 throught the 1976 edition of THE WORLD BOOK

Good luck.

Janet T. Peterson
Editorial Administrator and Permissions Editor
World Book, Inc.
233 N. Michigan, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60601

These three above are signs in the entryway to the shop

Some "graffiti" left behind on the walls by the old mine workers
in "Dry House" and "Boiler Building"

Photo taken on US 41 heading south - notice the Highway sign on Right!
These Two Used with permission of Chuck Voelker at

This one recently was published on the Internet by
Hunts - Guide to Michigans UPPER PENINSULA
photo taken on 09-08-05 by Don Hunt

Ahmeek 3 and 4 on the cover of the 1950 C & H Corporate "Annual Report"

 View of our site in the mid 1900's
Early to Mid 1960's

Photos from US 41 Heading North to Copper Harbor

This One is Very Old,  No Second Winch House
I have to re-scan the photo  -  to get the top of Rock House

Our plant when purchased in 1970

Boiler House with Train Trestle still Intact

As Shown on over the Years

Ahmeek #3 &#4 Off in Distance

From Rock Pile (I think)

Over Head - Mohawk and Fulton
Ahmeek #3 and #4 in the foreground  -  notice there are NO TREES!!!

This Photo was taken Before1935,
because Second Winch House is not Pictured

Above photo provided by David Krause

The Title on this Photo was "Mass Copper at Ahmeek #3"

As Pictured in Three Post Cards

Artists (who?) Rendering of the Mine

This Second Painting was Done by Ellen Torola

Our shop in February 2001

The Last Winter with Smoke Stack - 2000 / 2001
Taken Down in the Summer of 2001

Base Being Drilled for Dynamite - 2001

One of the Last Days of "The Stack"

Recently digitally edited photo of stack half way down
Thanks go to Kathy Lanza for the great photo work!
original photo that was messed up in developing, only one
available with stack half way down.

The Day She Came Down

Satellite Image of our Plant

Summer 2002- First Year for Display Pieces to have a Stained Finish

Picture Taken 10-03-02
Our Green Vines are going Red, as they always did in the past.
The vines where removed from the front of the shop in 2004,
due to the damage to the brick that they where causing.
This old of brick has many "Nooks & Crannies" and the vines
were causing too much moisture to remain on
mortar joints, breaking apart the brick.
The vines still remain on the larger "Engine House"