Nov 04-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: November: Nov 04-09
Treasures    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Justin Klenk
Raindrops and leaves    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Dan Brown
Leafy trail    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Brita Haapala

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 07:03 am:

Justin Klenk was recently exploring around the Quincy Smelter and discovered some Copper Country treasures. An oxidized copper specimen and more than a few colorful leaves curling around the grounds. You might not consider leaves, such as the ones Dan Brown found in the second photo, to be something special, but take another look at those leaves with the water droplets just settled on the surface and then tell me that's not a sight to treasure.

Today's last photo comes to us from Brita Haapala, who seems to have found a small patch of brightly colored leaves still holding tight to the branches. Nice to see that brilliant hue, knowing what's coming next for us here UP North.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 07:28 am:

And a decent piece of oxidized copper in basalt it appears to be, especially if it were cleaned a bit. With those Quincy pieces, there's always a chance of some silver hiding out with the copper. Although with that piece, I may just leave it as is to give a good representation of what an ore sample from the copper country should look like.

Oh, and the leaves are pretty too!! ;-)

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 07:29 am:

Nice pictures!

By Tom (Tom) on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 10:08 am:

Capt Paul, my father worked in the Quincy Mines many years ago and he found quite a few nuggets of silver. Those one could take home but big finds were turned over to the company-----or someone.
In his later years, the 1970s, he sold all his silver for a tidy sum.
The copper mines in AZ west and south of Tucson pay for operations with the gold that is found there.
Such huge pits they dig------amazing.
And huge trucks to haul the ore from the bottom of the pit. Who makes the safest drivers? Women.
They are more patient than men and take less risks.

By Scott D. (Pooch) on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 11:45 am:

Why is the bridge cam not working? It has been quite some time since it updated the image.

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 02:50 pm:

Sorry, Scott. We got the Bridge Cam going again a
couple of weeks ago, but the date has not been right
since then. At the present time everyone who could
fix it are out of town. But thanks for the

By Cindy Hill (Cindyhill) on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 04:26 pm:

It's great to see my son-in-law picture on the Pasty Cam. Dan and Betsy (Ely) Brown now live in Guam and are sending me great pictures of that island.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 04:51 pm:

Beautiful pictures.

By Donna (Donna) on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 09:17 pm:

I have heard that "Keweenaw" copper is known throughout the world...that there's a trace element in copper found here than any copper anywhere else in the world. Arsenic comes to mind...I think that's what it was. Very interesting!

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