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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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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. Carbon dating of wood timbers in the pits has dated the mining to start about 2450 BC and end ...

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Timeline of Michigan Copper Mining Prehistory to 1850 ...

2018-12-18  Douglass Houghton, state geologist of Michigan, publishes a report on the geology of the Upper Peninsula and describes the Keweenaw's copper deposits. Despite his appeal for caution, a land rush would soon start as investors, miners and entrepreneurs attempt to acquire copper-rich real estate.

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List of Copper Country mines Upper Peninsula Wiki

2021-10-25  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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Missing: Prehistoric Michigan’s Half-Billion Pounds of Copper

2014-4-18  Missing: Prehistoric Michigan’s Half-Billion Pounds of Copper By David Hoffman AA #35 pp.18-21 Approximately 9,000 years ago, the Great Lakes achieved their current definition. Water levels would have been high near the time of the final glacier melt enabling human travel along ancient

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Explore Upper Peninsula Mines and Mine Museums

2 天前  Descending into an abandoned mine and touring mining museums connect visitors to the UP copper mining boom of the late 1800s and early 1900s. Keweenaw National Historical Park (KNHP) works with local partners to preserve many of these sites. The industrial copper boom began in the early 1840s, when word spread of the UP’s copper

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Dispelling some Myths about the Old Copper Culture

2018-8-14  Archaeological research on the national forests of the Upper Peninsula, at the region's national parks, by the Michigan Archaeological Society, and by Michigan's universities during the past few years expanded our understanding of prehistoric site locations, both of mining and camp sites, of the many prehistoric copper-using cultures in our region.

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Michigan Copper in the Mediterranean - Graham Hancock ...

Carbon dating of wood timbers in the pits has dated the mining to start about 2450 BC and end abruptly at 1200 BC. Officially, no one knows where the Michigan copper went. All the “ancient copper culture” tools that have been found could have been manufactured from just one of the large boulders. A placard in London’s

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Those Seafaring Copper-Mining Ancient Giants!

2014-4-26  Michigan: Around 5000 BC time period, apparently Natives were mining copper in Michigan, according to the popular stories passed about in our history books. Yet, the remains of ancient

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"Who Mined American Copper 5,000 Years Ago?" -

2009-4-15  Dr Henriette Mertz, in her book, "The Mystic Symbol," (1986) speculates that the ancient Phoenician mariners traveled to Upper Michigan to mine the extremely pure and abundant copper lodes to satisfy the demands of the ancient Egyptians and Greeks. The mines of Sinai, she says had been played out by that time, and those of Crete were too meager.

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List of Copper Country mines Upper Peninsula Wiki

2021-10-25  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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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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Michigan-Copper-Mines - Mining Artifacts

2021-3-2  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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Prehistoric Copper Mining in Michigan - University of

Explorers in the nineteenth century found many pits and tools along rich copper seams in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula–evidence that prehistoric inhabitants mined copper there for thousands of years. John Halsey, former state archaeologist of Michigan, tells the story of those who discovered the ancient mines in this thorough and engaging tale.

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Dispelling some Myths about the Old Copper Culture

2018-8-14  Archaeological research on the national forests of the Upper Peninsula, at the region's national parks, by the Michigan Archaeological Society, and by Michigan's universities during the past few years expanded our understanding of prehistoric site locations, both of mining and camp sites, of the many prehistoric copper-using cultures in our region.

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Here Are 11 Fascinating Photos Of Michigan's Copper

2016-12-31  These 11 Rare Photos Show Michigan’s Copper Mining History Like Never Before. Most Michiganders know that our state played a large role in the earliest days of the copper mining industry, but it’s easy to forget that we once sat at the very forefront of this booming business.

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Those Seafaring Copper-Mining Ancient Giants!

2014-4-26  Michigan: Around 5000 BC time period, apparently Natives were mining copper in Michigan, according to the popular stories passed about in our history books. Yet, the remains of ancient giants have been found here and many of the large

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Miners Left a Pollution Trail in the Great Lakes 6000 ...

2014-12-24  Miners Left a Pollution Trail in the Great Lakes 6000 Years Ago. Scientists find evidence of ancient copper mining in polluted lake sediments from Isle Royale National Park. A visitor crouches in ...

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"Who Mined American Copper 5,000 Years Ago?" -

2009-4-15  Dr Henriette Mertz, in her book, "The Mystic Symbol," (1986) speculates that the ancient Phoenician mariners traveled to Upper Michigan to mine the extremely pure and abundant copper lodes to satisfy the demands of the ancient Egyptians and Greeks. The mines of Sinai, she says had been played out by that time, and those of Crete were too meager.

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The Mysterious Michigan Relics - Michigan's Otherside

In the late 1800’s, farmers and laymen alike were migrating to different areas of Michigan and claiming their newly acquired parcels of land. These common folk were unaware of the amazing discoveries that would soon be unearthed from the many ancient mounds

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Michigan-Copper-Mines - Mining Artifacts

2021-3-2  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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Prehistoric Copper Mining in Michigan - University of

Explorers in the nineteenth century found many pits and tools along rich copper seams in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula–evidence that prehistoric inhabitants mined copper there for thousands of years. John Halsey, former state archaeologist of Michigan, tells the story of those who discovered the ancient mines in this thorough and engaging tale.

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Copper mining history unearthed by Michigan state ...

2018-11-8  With these discoveries, Michigan’s copper boom, which would become bigger in dollar value than the gold rush, was on. According to Halsey, hundreds of ancient mining sites were discovered in Michigan between the 1840s and 1850s. They were

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Prehistoric Copper Mining in Michigan: The Nineteenth ...

2020-5-26  Prehistoric Copper Mining in Michigan: The Nineteenth-Century Discovery of “Ancient Diggings” in the Keweenaw Peninsula and Isle Royale. May 26, ... “This volume represents an exhaustive compilation of the early written and published accounts of mines and mining in Michigan’s Upper

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Copper mines and mining -- Michigan -- Upper Peninsula ...

Abstract Reports, 1923-1925, of diamond drilling at various sites in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, including Cherokee, Clark, Copper Range, Keweenaw Copper, Mass, Naumkeag, New Baltic, Oneco and Torch Lake mines. The field work was done by both Calumet and Hecla Consolidated Copper Company's Geological Division and the United States Geological Survey, probably in support of Professional

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Here Are 11 Fascinating Photos Of Michigan's Copper

2016-12-31  These 11 Rare Photos Show Michigan’s Copper Mining History Like Never Before. Most Michiganders know that our state played a large role in the earliest days of the copper mining industry, but it’s easy to forget that we once sat at the very forefront of this booming business.

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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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Miners Left a Pollution Trail in the Great Lakes 6000 ...

2014-12-24  Miners Left a Pollution Trail in the Great Lakes 6000 Years Ago. Scientists find evidence of ancient copper mining in polluted lake sediments from Isle Royale National Park. A visitor crouches in ...

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"Who Mined American Copper 5,000 Years Ago?" -

2009-4-15  Dr Henriette Mertz, in her book, "The Mystic Symbol," (1986) speculates that the ancient Phoenician mariners traveled to Upper Michigan to mine the extremely pure and abundant copper lodes to satisfy the demands of the ancient Egyptians and Greeks. The mines of Sinai, she says had been played out by that time, and those of Crete were too meager.

More

The Mysterious Michigan Relics - Michigan's Otherside

In the late 1800’s, farmers and laymen alike were migrating to different areas of Michigan and claiming their newly acquired parcels of land. These common folk were unaware of the amazing discoveries that would soon be unearthed from the many ancient mounds

More