Jan 05-06

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2006: January: Jan 05-06
Mine car    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Bill Haller
Stacks of drill cores    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Bill Haller

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, January 5, 2006 - 07:04 am:

The Keweenaw is rich in mining artifacts, so it's actually not such an odd thing to find a mine cart of sorts in someone's back yard. This one was found by and I think belongs to Bill Haller, who says that it's something "every boy should own". It definitely has a number of decorative possibilities. Bill also had this second shot in his Guest Gallery, which is a number of drill cores piled head high and stored in a C & H core house. He says these cores come from 668 different test holes from around the Copper Country and are actually a virtual time machine into our earth's crust!

By Pauline (Yooperinpa) on Thursday, January 5, 2006 - 07:09 am:

Wow! The first to sign in. I want a mining cart. Cool pics. Thanks.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Thursday, January 5, 2006 - 07:29 am:

Great idea.

By JOHN AND ANNE KENTUCKY (Username) on Thursday, January 5, 2006 - 08:07 am:

Seems like a rather tough way to remove the snow from your yard. So if I have a mine car and then you get one, is it called a "yours" car?

By happyooper (Trigal) on Thursday, January 5, 2006 - 09:01 am:

Something every BOY should own?! I want that for my garden! :)
There must not be enough rain where you are, John and Anne, your humor's pretty dry. :P

By Mr. Bill (Mrbill) on Thursday, January 5, 2006 - 09:21 am:

Here's another one owner model,one never driven over 10 MPH, and only to church on Sunday by a little old man.

on campus at MTU

By Charles in Adrian (Charlesinadrian) on Thursday, January 5, 2006 - 09:31 am:

I see those artifacts, and all I can think about is whether or not
the fine museums in the Keweenaw have like things -- especially
those core samples. If they don't, someone should be moving
posthaste to acquire those items for a local museum.

By JanieT (Bobbysgirl) on Thursday, January 5, 2006 - 09:34 am:

Hey! I like the flower cart! And having it mounted on the rails gives off that certain "one-of-a-kind" about it!

By moi (Moi) on Thursday, January 5, 2006 - 10:15 am:

The flower cart is a timely picture- it can be thought of as a tribute to the fallen miners out East.

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Thursday, January 5, 2006 - 11:09 am:

Hi folks,just a note to tell you all that RCW's Dad,Grandpa Chet Wetton passed away last evening with family at his side. He was 100 years old.Rememeber Bob and Shirl as they have cared for him for many years and this will be at tremendous loss for them. He and my Dad were good friends.He was a nice man. Fran Spellich Hunter

By Brent in UPstate NY (Brent) on Thursday, January 5, 2006 - 11:34 am:

So I guess you could say those devices are a bit of "Rock and Roll" history.
(I crack myself up sometimes.)

By Gordon Jelsma (Gordomich) on Thursday, January 5, 2006 - 02:08 pm:

Just like many others I would like to say "HI CLIFF". Please file my greeting as B14. Thanks

By Glad to be in the U.P. (Lahelo) on Thursday, January 5, 2006 - 05:12 pm:

What a nifty idea!! Dan anyone purchase one, if so where can you get one? Makes for a great planter for for almost anyone!!

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Thursday, January 5, 2006 - 06:32 pm:

Neat idea for a planter. I'm afraid though, if I had one of those in my yard, that one of the kids would get the bright idea to take it for a ride down the dunes. Therefore, it would be a Yooper dune buggy :)

By Alex J. Tiensivu (Ajtiensivu) on Thursday, January 5, 2006 - 07:05 pm:

That flower "basket" is awesome! :)

By Capt. Paul & Dr. Nat in Texas (Eclogite) on Thursday, January 5, 2006 - 07:43 pm:

LOL, thanks Mary!! The picture of those cores reminded me of all my hard work during my thesis logging core (some of which came from that exact stack).

Just as a historical note, those hole numbers on the core boxes (H1 and H4) correspond to two diamond drill holes located about 1/4 mile behind the roadside park on US 41 where the snow thermometer is. The third hole (H12) is located about 1 mile southwest of the park. Bill is very correct in saying those cores give us a great look into what is beneath the Keweenaw, especially when one has the drill logs that correspond with the cores. One hole that was drilled, the Hills Creek Project, was over a mile deep and is really fascinating to read what was encountered....

By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Thursday, January 5, 2006 - 09:13 pm:

Capt. Paul and Dr. Nat:
What was encountered?

By Alex J. Tiensivu (Ajtiensivu) on Friday, January 6, 2006 - 01:54 am:

Our hearts go out to you, RCW. I have prayed for you and your family.

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