Adventure Mining Company

In the remote green forests of the Keweenaw Copper Mining District and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is the Adventure Mine, a historic copper mine and current tourist attraction with guided tours through the remaining workings.

Outside the Adventure Mining Company
Outside the Adventure Mining Company
Access Tunnel for the Adventure Mine
Access tunnel

History of the Adventure Mine

The historic Adventure Mine ran intermittently from 1850 to 1920. During its time of operation, five shafts were dug to reclaim silver and copper deposits. Due to low copper prices, the mine ceased operation in 1908. While, the mine reopened shortly to support demand during WWI, it ended production in 1917 and officially closed in 1920. Between 1851-1917, the mine produced 4891.4 metric tons of copper ore.

Since the 1970s, tours have been available of this historic copper mine

Sledge hammer at the Adventure Mine
Demonstrating mining with a sledge hammer
Drill at the Adventure Mine
Old drill

Visiting the Adventure Mining Company

Grab a hard hat and headlamp and get ready for a walking tour through the large chambers and rocky tunnels of the Adventure Mine. The mine offers a wide range of tours for kids, geology enthusiasts, and active with a variety of options between a short walking tour to rappelling down mine shafts and crawling through narrow gaps. Due to the rough environment of the mine, be sure to arrive with closed-toed shoes and a jacket against the constant 48 degree

Tour Guide at the Adventure Mine
Tour guide
Ducking in the Adventure Mine
Ducking through the tunnels

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