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Dec 18, 2018· Timeline ofMichigan Copper Mining Prehistoryto 1850. Partial serpent artifact made of Lake Superiorcopperfound at Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa. The earliest known metalworking in North America begins when Native peoples startmining copperon the Keweenaw Peninsula. Digging pits and using heavy stones to break waste rock away fromcopper masses, they …

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  • Here Are 11 Fascinating Photos Of Michigan's Copper Mining

    Here Are 11 Fascinating Photos Of Michigan's Copper Mining

    Dec 31, 2016· While copper wasoriginally mined by Native Americans around the year 5000 BCE,Michigan’s “mine rush” began in the mid 1800s. Flickr/upnorthmemories The majority of early mining took place along a 100-mile section land that reached from Keweenaw to Houghton.

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  • Michigan Copper Mines   Mining Artifacts

    Michigan Copper Mines Mining Artifacts

    Copper mining in the Upper Peninsula boomed, and from 1845 until 1887 (when it wasexceeded by Butte,Montana) the Michigan Copper Country was the nation's leading producer of copper. In most years from 1850 through 1881, Michigan produced more than three-quarters of the nation's copper, and in 1869 produced more than 95% of the country's copper.

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  • Copperwood Mine Facts | Mining Action Group

    Copperwood Mine Facts | Mining Action Group

    Copperwood Mine Facts. The “CopperwoodMine” is not an active mine; it remains pre-construction. The Copperwood Mine Project is located adjacent to the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, on the shore of Lake Superior. Copperwood iscurrently owned by Highland Copper, aCanadian company. ...

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  • Copper Mining History and Copper Harbor Michigan

    Copper Mining History and Copper Harbor Michigan

    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. Theseminers left no burial grounds,dwellings,pottery,clay tablets or cave drawings. What was left behind was thousands of copperproducing pits and more thousands of crude hammering stones with which the pits had been worked.

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  • The Great Ancient Copper Mines of Michigan   Greater Ancestors

    The Great Ancient Copper Mines of Michigan Greater Ancestors

    It is estimated that half a billion pounds (Ref.1) ofcopper 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. Carbon dating of wood timbers in the pits has dated the mining to start about 2450 BC and end abruptly at …

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  • Huge Upper Peninsula mine OK'd despite major concerns

    Huge Upper Peninsula mine OK'd despite major concerns

    Aug 13, 2019· The level of DEQ staff concern, and at times frustration, with Canadian company Aquila Resources' plan to mine forgold,zinc and copper within 150 feet of the river — in the western U.P…

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  • The Mining Industry – Michigan History

    The Mining Industry – Michigan History

    The Mining Industry The mining industry has been essential for Marquettes economy since its founding in 1849. The Upper Peninsula was considered auseless piece of inhospitable land up until Douglas Houghton discovered copper in the Keweenaw Peninsula in 1841. Soon after, William Burt discovered iron ore in the Upper Peninsula in 1844.

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  • Michigan Copper Mines MiningArtifacts

    Michigan Copper Mines MiningArtifacts

    Copper mining in the Upper Peninsula boomed, and from 1845 until 1887 (when it was exceeded by Butte, Montana) the Michigan Copper Country was the nation's leading producer of copper. In most years from 1850 through 1881, Michigan produced more than three-quarters of the nation's copper, and in 1869 produced more than 95% of the country's copper.

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  • Copper Mining MichiganTechnological University

    Copper Mining MichiganTechnological University

    There is a rich lore about ancient copper mining in the Lake Superior region. Most of it is highly speculative and is unsupported, but fervently believed. There is no doubt that copper was mined at Isle Royale thousands of years ago. Most likely this was done by indigenous miners who traded the copper with people who lived far to the south.

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  • TheMiningIndustry –MichiganHistory

    TheMiningIndustry –MichiganHistory

    The Mining Industry The mining industry has been essential for Marquettes economy since its founding in 1849. The Upper Peninsula was considered a useless piece of inhospitable land up until Douglas Houghton discovered copper in the Keweenaw Peninsula in 1841. Soon after, William Burt discovered iron ore in the Upper Peninsula in 1844.

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  • Timeline ofMichigan Copper Mining1851 to 1900   Keweenaw

    Timeline ofMichigan Copper Mining1851 to 1900 Keweenaw

    Oct 06, 2016· Drill holes are filled with black powder and exploded to clear waste rock away from the copper masses. The Washington Monument in Washington D.C. receives a memorial stone from the state of Michigan composed of 2,180 pounds of native copper and silver. The copper for …

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  • Huge Upper PeninsulamineOK'd despite major concerns

    Huge Upper PeninsulamineOK'd despite major concerns

    Aug 13, 2019· The level of DEQ staff concern, and at times frustration, with Canadian company Aquila Resources' plan to mine for gold, zinc and copper within 150 feet of …

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  • Kids  Michiganin Brief

    Kids Michiganin Brief

    Aug 02, 2019· From 1845 to 1877, Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula mines produced more native copper ore than any other mining area in North America. The quantity of Michigan's native copper was unsurpassed in the world. These easily mined copper deposits have been greatly exhausted, and Michigan's last copper mine closed in October 1995.

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  • Upper PeninsulaCopper,miningand history

    Upper PeninsulaCopper,miningand history

    Upper Peninsula Copper Mines, Mining, Ghost Towns, and some History. * This boulder of float copper, one of the largest on display at 9,392 pounds, can be seen by Highway US-41, in Calumet at the Keweenaw National Historic Park. Caledonia Native Copper Mine Rock and Mineral Collectingnear Ontonagon, Michigan for the rock collector or geologist.

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  • AbandonedMiningTowns In The Upper Peninsula OfMichigan

    AbandonedMiningTowns In The Upper Peninsula OfMichigan

    Starting in the mid-1800’s mining was the main industry of Upper Michigan. Upper Michigan had an abundance of copper and other minerals. Stamp Mills began popping up all over Upper Michigan. A Stamp Mill’s purpose was to crush rocks so they could extract the minerals they sought after.

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  • EGLE  Mining Michigan

    EGLE Mining Michigan

    Mining in Michigan. The Department of EGLE, Oil, Gas, and Minerals Division (OGMD) regulates several mining industries in Michigan including, metallic mining, native copper mining, sand dune mining, and coal mining. The OGMD enforces regulations which address issues such as transportation, storage, treatment, and disposal of ore, waste rock, and plans for mining and reclamation.

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  • Home | QuincyMine

    Home | QuincyMine

    The 2020 Tour season has ended, but the Gift Shop will be open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from Noon to 6:00pm from Friday, November 27th to Saturday, December 19th. Extended tours will be available during the off season for groups of four or more by reservation only.

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  • About | QuincyMine

    About | QuincyMine

    The Quincy Mine serves as a critical gateway into the Copper Country's rich heritage. Utilizing its unique historical resources - its historic mining location, buildings, equipment and underground mine - as well as high-quality interpretive tours, exhibits and programming, the Quincy Mine site provides an engaging and educational visitor experience, instilling excitement about Michigan's copper mining past.

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  • List ofMichigan's Natural Resources | Getaway USA

    List ofMichigan's Natural Resources | Getaway USA

    Oct 05, 2017· Copper. Michigan exhibits a geological diversity in its minerals, which are in the rocks and below ground all around the state. A large amount of copper can be found within the state, left behind...

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  • DelawareCopperMineTours (Mohawk)   2020 All You Need to

    DelawareCopperMineTours (Mohawk) 2020 All You Need to

    Its amazing to find out just how muchcopperwas mined from thisminealone. You watch a short video and then journey down 100 steps, or 100 feet underground, where you begin your walking journey. Amazing how much they did back in the day with the tools they had. I highly recommend all ages visit this historicmine.

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  • Welcome to the AdventureMine!

    Welcome to the AdventureMine!

    The Adventure Mine is located 36 miles South of Houghton on highway M-26. It is a cooperating Heritage Site of the Keweenaw National Historical Park and provides underground tours of the historic Adventure Mine. The mine opened in 1850 and operated until 1920 and is …

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