Old Copper in the Porkies: the Mead Mine

 The Mead Mine

Five miles west of the junction of Highway 107 and the South Boundary Road, you will come to the site of the Mead mine. The opening for the Mead Mine adit is on the south (left) side of the road.

 

Take time to read the historical marker on the north (right) side of the road and the interpretative sign on the left.

 

Over a period of roughly 60 years, various companies worked this mine, hoping discover a copper-rich ore vein. The Mead barely produced profits, and the last company mining here abandoned it before the depression.

 

Visitors can no longer enter the adit because the park has installed a grate over the entrance to limit exposure of the resident bat colony to white nose disease.

 

Limited parking is available.

 

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