Arcadian Copper Mines - Hancock MI

Address: M-26
City: Hancock
State: MI
Zip: 49930
County: Houghton
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I am not finding a trace of this attraction as of 2022 unless it has been renamed. There are other mine tours in the state that are open. This was on M-26, one mile from Hancock. It was the only underground copper mine open to the public.

From Wikipedia - on the Arcadian Mine

Arcadian mine was a copper mine developed in 1898 near Paavola, (then called Arcadia) in Franklin Township, a short distance northeast of Hancock, in Houghton County, Michigan. The initial public offering was managed by Boston financier Thomas W. Lawson. The mine was owned and managed by Arcadian Copper Company in which some Standard Oil directors had a significant interest.

Although there was a significant amount of investment in the mine, it was not rich in copper. By 1908, the mine was thought to be one of the most spectacular failures in the region. The mine was operated as a tourist destination from the 1950s to the 1970s.

In a 2020 interview, Margaret Hamilton (software engineer) recalled her teen years when she worked at Arcadian mine giving tours, and during which time the mine was used to store bananas.

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