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Keweenaw Stories Quincy Mine's Shaft-Rockhouse

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Running Time: 2:25 minutes
Produced by: Dan Johnson
Written by: Kristen Schmitt

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Did You Know?

The Nordberg Steam Hoist, the largest steam hoist in the world, once lowered miners 9,260 feet down into the shafts of the Quincy Mine.

To reach 9,260 feet down into the shafts of the Quincy copper mine, the world's largest steam-driven hoist was built in 1918. The Nordberg Steam Hoist and its reinforced concrete building, with brick veneer and Italian-tiled walls, cost over $370,000 but was used for only eleven years.