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    The sunset on Lake Superior is...

    by cynthi Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The sunset on Lake Superior is breathtaking. We would go to the 'stamp sand' beachs, which are byproducts from the copper mining industry in Houghton early in the 20th century (the mines are inactive now).
    During summer, the sun sets as late as 10:30 or 11. Stick around after the sunset and enjoy a campfire. Watch the sky - the air is clean you can see so many stars! And if you are lucky, you can see the Aurora Borealis (I saw some green while I was there).

    Another interesting factoid is that the stamp sands have the ability to release some serious CO2 when added to a cold beer. I wouldn't make a habit of it, though, because they contain trace levels of copper.

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    Quincy Mine

    by rachelmkurtz Written Jan 5, 2004

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    This mine tour is fabulous! Not only do they have a really superb information tour of the aboveground buildings, there is actually a tour of the mine underground! The guides were amazing and fun!

    Drum for mine hoist.
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