2014: Copper Adit Falls/Stamp Mill Falls

 

Established in 1846, Copper Falls mine was a collection of several copper mine shafts and adits (definition below). Owl Creek — in what was once one of the richest fissure veins in the Keweenaw — seems to make a magical (and a seasonal) appearance out of a hillside draining the now closed Copper Falls mine to form this quite spectacular and scenic-looking Copper Adit Falls. With the nearby remnants of an old stamp mill, this waterfall is also known as Stamp Mill Falls.

Citing Wikipedia, an adit is an entrance to an underground mine which is horizontal or nearly horizontal, by which the mine can be entered, drained of water, ventilated, and minerals extracted at the lowest convenient level.

Thanks be to

Mr. Fred Geis for being kind enough to describe the rich history of Copper Falls Mine and then grant me unsought permission to hike through his relative’s property for a relatively easier access to this waterfall.

EXIF and other information

Archive ID n2c_113-4482
Date and Time 2014-05-14 17:41:36
GPS Date and Time Image does not include relevant information
GPS Location 47.43774 N, -88.19674 E, 655 ft (Goolgle Map: Pin | Directions)
Camera Nikon D200
Lens AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Focal Length 22.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 33.0 mm)
Mode Manual
Shutter Speed 3 second(s)
Aperture f/11.0
ISO 100
Exposure Bias 0
Flash No
Filters ND2 and ND4
Light Value 5.3
Hyperfocal Distance 2.20 m
Focus Distance 2.99 m
Depth of Field inf (1.27 m - inf)
Field of View 56.9 deg (3.23 m)
Tripod
Yes
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