The famous Cliff Mine in Michigan's Keweenaw County is a famous place for Rockhounds!
For the past three years, the mine site and it's connected town (Clifton) have been studied by student, volunteer, and faculty researchers from Michigan Technological University's Industrial Heritage and Archaeology program. If anyone will be in hounding in the Copper Country this summer, please come visit our open houses one of the last three weekends in June. See what we have learned through our excavations this season!
I have been following this project for quite some time now and I believe it will be a great addition to the mining history of the Keweenaw Peninsula. However, one question that remains on the minds of many folks is: will the Cliff Mine rock piles be accessable to future generations of collectors, or, because of this project, will they be closed off for good?