David K. Joyce

Seneca Rock Dump

The last copper mine that we visited was the Seneca #1 Mine. The configuration of the rock dump was such that the CCRMC used a large excavator to freshen up the rock piles. Worked great! We all found lots of copper but I won't know for sure WHAT I found until it is all cleaned up and prepped. I threw a lot of ordinary copper aside. There is no lack of native copper in these piles but GOOD copper (crystallized, aesthetic, etc.) is difficult to find.