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Michigan-Copper-Mines Mining Artifacts

2021-3-2  The Michigan Copper Mining Co. holdings consisted of 4,870 acres of mineral land, 1,466 acres of timber land and a 150 acre mill site. This included the sites and of the old Minesota, Superior and Rockland mines. The new workings eventually included A,

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List of Copper Country mines Upper Peninsula Wiki

2021-10-30  Many copper mines have existed in the Copper Country of Michigan. These include both large-scale commercial ventures and small operations. There are numerous ancient mine pits in and around the Copper Country area, especially on Isle Royale (several of these were developed). Numerous small modern diggings exist around the area as well, including some around Fort Wilkins and the

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Copper Mines In Michigan The Diggings™

Copper Mines In Michigan. Total Prospects Occurrences Plants Producers. Baraga 8 1 7 - Branch 1 - 1 Gogebic 6 3 - 3 Houghton 188 43 - 145 Keweenaw 111 25 5 81 Marquette 42 2 38 2 Ontonagon 65 6 2 57 Schoolcraft 2 2 -.

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The Great Ancient Copper Mines of Michigan Greater

2013-2-4  The Great Ancient Copper Mines of Michigan. It is estimated that half a billion pounds (Ref.1) of copper were mined in tens of thousands of pits on Isle Royale and the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan by ancient miners over a period of a thousand years.

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Timeline of Michigan Copper Mining Prehistory to 1850

2018-12-18  Timeline of Michigan Copper Mining Prehistory to 1850. The earliest known metalworking in North America begins when Native peoples start mining copper on the Keweenaw Peninsula. Digging pits and using heavy stones to break waste rock away from copper masses, they fashion bracelets, beads, tools, fishhooks and other items for trade. Objects

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The ancient copper mines of Michigan's Upper Peninsula

2012-10-9  The ancient copper mines of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. October 9, 2012. by David Warner Mathisen. The area now known as Michigan's Upper Peninsula contains rich copper resources that were mined extensively beginning in the second half of the nineteenth century. Amazingly, the professional miners who worked the area beginning in the 1850s all

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Copper Mine Tours, Upper Peninsula

Our copper mines tell the stories of the brave men and women who traveled from around the world to seek wealth and prosperity during the copper booms of the late 1800s and early 1900s! The first mineral boom in the United States occurred in 1843 when people from all over the continent began to chase the copper, silver and iron of Michigan’s

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Here Are 11 Fascinating Photos Of Michigan's Copper

Mining continued throughout the early to mid-20th century, reaching its height in 1916, when Michigan produced over 250 million pounds of copper in one year. Flickr/upnorthmemories As modernization continued throughout the states, the mines slowly lost their influence in the area.

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Abandoned Copper Mine In Michigan

2016-3-21  The Remnants Of This Abandoned Copper Mine In Michigan Are Hauntingly Beautiful. When we think of chilling, abandoned places in Michigan, our minds tend to go to Detroit with its seemingly endless miles of vacant properties. But go the the Upper Peninsula, and you’ll come across entire communities that were once thriving mining towns but are

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Collecting Copper in Michigan's Copper Country

2014-3-25  Michigan Tech’s A.E. Seaman Mineral museum is among the finest mineralogical museums in the world. Its laboratories are also critical in performing much of the cutting edge mineral research currently being performed. During the period of most intense copper mining in Michigan

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List of Copper Country mines Upper Peninsula Wiki

2021-10-30  Many copper mines have existed in the Copper Country of Michigan. These include both large-scale commercial ventures and small operations. There are numerous ancient mine pits in and around the Copper Country area, especially on Isle Royale (several of these were developed). Numerous small modern diggings exist around the area as well, including some around Fort Wilkins and the Copper

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Timeline of Michigan Copper Mining 1851 to 1900

2016-10-6  The discovery of copper at a silver mine near Butte, Montana in 1881 transforms the small, poor town into “the richest hill on Earth.” By 1887, Montana mines, such as the Anaconda, are consistently exceeding Michigan mine production.

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Copper Mining History and Copper Harbor Michigan

2021-10-21  Copper Mining History and Copper Harbor Michigan. A Short History of Copper Mining. Copper was first mined in this area by an ancient vanished race between 5,000 and 1,200 bc. These miners left no burial grounds, dwellings, pottery, clay tablets or cave drawings. What was left behind was thousands of copper producing pits and more thousands of

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Hancock Copper Mines In Hancock, Michigan The

Hancock, Michigan. The Hancock Copper Mines are in Hancock, Michigan. Historically the area has been associated with the Keweenaw Copper Mining District which is now part of the Keweenaw National Historical Park. The Hancock Copper Mines was closed at the time of data entry with no known plans to re-open. Past operations took place from 1861 to

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Here Are 11 Fascinating Photos Of Michigan's Copper

2016-12-31  Mining continued throughout the early to mid-20th century, reaching its height in 1916, when Michigan produced over 250 million pounds of copper in one year. Flickr/upnorthmemories As modernization continued throughout the states, the mines slowly lost their influence in the area.

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Abandoned Copper Mine In Michigan

2016-3-21  The Remnants Of This Abandoned Copper Mine In Michigan Are Hauntingly Beautiful. When we think of chilling, abandoned places in Michigan, our minds tend to go to Detroit with its seemingly endless miles of vacant properties. But go the the Upper Peninsula, and you’ll come across entire communities that were once thriving mining towns but are

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Collecting Copper in Michigan's Copper Country Where

2014-3-25  Michigan Tech’s A.E. Seaman Mineral museum is among the finest mineralogical museums in the world. Its laboratories are also critical in performing much of the cutting edge mineral research currently being performed. During the period of most intense copper mining in Michigan

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Copper deposits of the western Upper Peninsula of

2013-3-5  Copper deposits of the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan Theodore J. Bornhorst A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological University, 1404 E. Sharon Avenue, Houghton, Michigan 49931, USA Robert J. Barron Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive,

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Dispelling some Myths about the Old Copper Culture

2018-8-14  The State of Our Knowledge About Ancient Copper Mining in Michigan The Michigan Archaeologist 41(2-3):119-138. Susan R. Martin 1995 ABSTRACT Popular literature contributes to the persistence of fantasy and mythology surrounding ancient copper mining in Michigan. This paper points out some of the major elements of mis-statement and myth revealed

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A Brief History of Mining in Michigan’s Marquette and

2018-7-13  A Brief History of Mining in Michigan’s Marquette and Menominee Iron Ranges The Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the “U.P.” as the locals call it, has been blessed with a wealth of mineral resources. The Native Americans were the earliest miners, using float copper left behind by the receding glaciers to make implements of many types.

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Copper Mines In Michigan The Diggings™

Copper Mines In Michigan. Total Prospects Occurrences Plants Producers. Baraga 8 1 7 - Branch 1 - 1 Gogebic 6 3 - 3 Houghton 188 43 - 145 Keweenaw 111 25 5 81 Marquette 42 2 38 2 Ontonagon 65 6 2 57 Schoolcraft 2 2 -.

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List of Copper Country mines Upper Peninsula Wiki

2021-10-30  Many copper mines have existed in the Copper Country of Michigan. These include both large-scale commercial ventures and small operations. There are numerous ancient mine pits in and around the Copper Country area, especially on Isle Royale (several of these were developed). Numerous small modern diggings exist around the area as well, including some around Fort Wilkins and the Copper

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Hancock Copper Mines In Hancock, Michigan The

Hancock, Michigan. The Hancock Copper Mines are in Hancock, Michigan. Historically the area has been associated with the Keweenaw Copper Mining District which is now part of the Keweenaw National Historical Park. The Hancock Copper Mines was closed at the time of data entry with no known plans to re-open. Past operations took place from 1861 to

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Copper Mining History and Copper Harbor Michigan

2021-10-21  Copper Mining History and Copper Harbor Michigan. A Short History of Copper Mining. Copper was first mined in this area by an ancient vanished race between 5,000 and 1,200 bc. These miners left no burial grounds, dwellings, pottery, clay tablets or cave drawings. What was left behind was thousands of copper producing pits and more thousands of

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copper II Michigan State University

2021-1-21  The problem in Michigan copper mines is not one of the ore depletion---the lodes show no lessening of value with depth---nor related to the geological occurrence of the metal, but a problem of ability of the producers to compete with foreign and western production. The White Pine deposit, also Precambrian, is a sulfide copper rather than a

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Champion Mine Michigan Champion Copper Mine

Champion Mine Shaft #4 and Hoist House on the left. The below is information of the Champion Mine from the US Department of Inter National Park Service. “The major mining and support buildings are clustered around the E shaft.

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Copper Mining Michigan Technological University

2018-4-16  Mining by Europeans started in the 1800s on both the Keweenaw and Isle Royale. The Isle Royale mines were all marginal efforts and did not last more than a few years. The Mid-continent rift is the most important and notable location on Earth for native copper .

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Collecting Copper in Michigan's Copper Country

2014-3-25  Michigan Tech’s A.E. Seaman Mineral museum is among the finest mineralogical museums in the world. Its laboratories are also critical in performing much of the cutting edge mineral research currently being performed. During the period of most intense copper mining in Michigan

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Copper deposits of the western Upper Peninsula of

2013-3-5  Copper deposits of the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan Theodore J. Bornhorst A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological University, 1404 E. Sharon Avenue, Houghton, Michigan 49931, USA Robert J. Barron Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive,

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A Brief History of Mining in Michigan’s Marquette and

2018-7-13  A Brief History of Mining in Michigan’s Marquette and Menominee Iron Ranges The Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the “U.P.” as the locals call it, has been blessed with a wealth of mineral resources. The Native Americans were the earliest miners, using float copper left behind by the receding glaciers to make implements of many types.

get price