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Quincy Mine Tours, Hancock
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The Quincy Mine is an extensive set of copper mines located near Hancock, Michigan. The mine was owned by the Quincy Mining Company and operated between 1846 and 1945, although some activities continued through the 1970s. The Quincy Mine was known as "Old Reliable," as the Quincy Mine Company paid a dividend to investors every year from 1868 through 1920. The Quincy Mining Company Historic District is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District; other Quincy Mine properties nearby, including the Quincy Mining Company Stamp Mills, the Quincy Dredge Number Two, and the Quincy Smelter are also historically significant.Lifespan: 1846-1945The Quincy Mine was founded in 1846 by the merger of the Northwest Mining Company and the Portage Mining Company. Due to poor communication between government offices, these two speculative mining companies had purchased the same tracts of land during the mining rush of the early 1840s. The directors met and decided to merge, with significant investment coming from Massachusetts (the town of Quincy, Massachusetts lent the mine its name). While many other copper mines were founded at the same time, the Quincy Mine became the most successful of the 1840s-era mines, and was the country's leading copper-producing mine from 1863 (when it exceeded the production of the Minesota Mine) through 1867 (after which it was exceeded by the Calumet and Hecla).
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  • This is a wonderful piece of American history that most people know nothing about. Great tour and friendly staff. Loved the jewelry at the gift shop. Local artists. 
  • This Keweenaw National Heritage site is definitely worth a visit, even if you're a local like me who has lived here for years and never explored the heaviest steam hoist of its kind in the world. Expl...  more »
  • Took a lot of time exploring the buildings and reading information while we waited for our tour. This was a great experience even without the tour. But the tour was an excellent finish. Guide was plea...  more »
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  • LOVED IT! Great tour guides. Personal interactions were great with every single person we met! Guides were knowledge and seemed passionate about mining! Mine was well maintained. Be sure to wear layers because the mine is definitely cool. 43 degrees to be exact. I recommend this to families on vacation looking for a intersting stop.
  • Beautiful ruins and terrain. We took the underground tour with a 5 year old and a baby, both did great. Bundle up, it's cold in the tunnels!!
  • Blown away by the underground mine. So much interesting stuff to see. Love how they have kept things very low key and accessible. Esa was an awesome guide. Get him.
  • This is a great attraction in the UP, and the tour into the mine is fascinating. The guide really did into the history, detailing the grim lives of the miners. You get to dress like a miner and go deep into the mine. Since may have concerns about the space being too small and claustrophobic, but it is really pretty spacious inside. Definitely go if you are in the area. The gift shop is also very good.
  • I had no idea what I was in for with the mine tour. The sheer scale of this operation, from hoist to mineshaft to the human toll, was staggering. If you want to understand anything about the history of this area, visit a pitch black cave, hear great explanations, ride one of america's few cog railways or get some nifty copper items, this place is for you. Get the full tour, bring your camera, and don't forget warm clothes (the mine is always 43.2F).