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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 07:25 am:

As we mentioned in "Day in History", today is Robert Frost's birthday. For many of us who live here in the extreme north of the U.S. his words have a personal meaning:

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and Ió.
I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference."

Rowdy (Roudymi) on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 07:27 am:

And we're off. Good Day.
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By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 07:27 am:

Good Morning, Everyone!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 07:47 am:

Good morning everybody! Hope everybody has a fine day. Another nice slide show.

By Diane Miller Wallace (Sage) on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 08:26 am:

I really like that tip of the Keweenaw picture.

I need to tap into the expertise here. I'm working on another Copper Harbor article. Does anyone know how far into Lake Superior the band of chrysocolla out by the Copper Harbor lighthouse stretches?


By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 12:13 pm:

Well, I certainly had to Wiki that word, Diane! What a beautiful mineral! I'm assuming you can see it on land, too?

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 01:13 pm:

How come the freighter on its "Return Trip" is in exactly the same position and heading in the same direction as in yesterday's "Freighter on Lake Superior shot? Hmmm, what a co-inky-dinky!

Mary says: Actually, FRNash, when checking over the photos for the slideshow I noticed it was the same exact picture as in the day before's slideshow, so the thought behind the title of "Return Trip", was that it was a 'return trip' to the Pasty Cam pages. Good spotting! :->

By Snowman (Snowman) on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 01:39 pm:

FRNash, no GPS?

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 01:47 pm:

Snowman (Snowman):
"no GPS?"

Yes, I gots GPS!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 05:08 pm:

As far as I can recall personally, that vein of chrysocolla (which is the aqueous copper silicate Cu2SiO3+H2O) extends to at least 20 feet water clarity, so quite a ways out. Back when Kiril Spiroff was at MTU, he and some of his students mapped out the vein using scuba equipment until they could no longer follow it due to safety reasons. And yes, you can see it on land as well. The Voyageurs knew of this green rock (la roche verte) for many years and Douglass Houghton described it many times in his journals while exploring the Keweenaw.

As far as finding a piece of your own, goto the Allouez Mine piles between Allouez and Bumbletown. There are a lot of small and large conglomerate rocks where chrysocolla can be found with malachite, cuprite, and tenorite; all secondary copper minerals formed by supergene alteration.

By Diane Miller Wallace (Sage) on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 08:49 pm:

Thanks Capt Paul. So what you are saying is we don't know for sure how far out the chrysocolla extends? I have some pictures of it from when we went to Copper Harbor last summer but I couldn't figure out how to show it here. It is really my favorite place. My sister and I used to walk out to the lighthouse before they made that road a private road. We'd pack a picnic lunch and eat it there by the green rock.

If anyone can tell me how to upload a picture here, I'd be glad to show it. Do I need to host it on another site and link it?

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 09:45 pm:

Geeesh FRNash sounds like you are either in the thros of cabin fever or you just need a new hobby. (Did I spell thros correctly? I don't know if I have a spellcheck and/or how to use one if I do)

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 09:55 pm:

Kay Moore, I think it calls for an 'e'. Throes. I dunno how to use a spell checker needer. At least the Living Webster calls for it. Hei hei.

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 11:47 pm:

Diane ~ To add a picture to your post, just follow these instructions:
In the "Add a Message" box on the bottom of the Pasty Cam page, just type in \ image{xx} (with a title for the picture instead of xx) to upload. Enter you login information. The preview page will then show a temporary graphic labeled "Your Image Here", when you click "Post this Message" it asks you to browse for the image on your hard disk, and it uploads it to this page, (replacing the temporary graphic in your message).

Make sure your image is no wider than 560 pixels, and it should be in .jpg format.

Hope this helps. If not, email the photo you'd like to add to your post, to me at: and I'll upload it for you.

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