I am a first year Mining Engineering student here at Michigan Tech. I'm from a small town in the UP that was founded on the iron mining industry, so I have always had a natural curiosity about mining and the history behind it. When I was introduced to the lab's project with documenting Calumet & Hecla Mining Company cards, I knew it would be a perfect fit. Now I have the chance to work directly with historical documents from the copper mining industry, and to understand the industry from its early beginnings all the way into present day. I'm very excited to see where this opportunity can take me and what I can learn about the past to apply to the future.