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Keweenaw Peninsula Copper Mines Mining

1997-6-8  Keweenaw Peninsula Copper MinesHoughton, Michigan. The dozens of mines of the Michigan Copper Country were located inland along the spine of the Keweenaw Peninsula which juts out into Lake Superior. Highway 41 from

Copper Mine Tours, Upper Peninsula

Copper mining has been almost continuous in the Keweenaw Peninsula area for the 150 years since then. During that time over 12 billion pounds of native copper have been mined .* Today, visitors are still enthralled by the passion and perseverance of the men and women who toiled deep below the surface to extract copper ore.

Keweenaw Peninsula Copper Mines Mining

1997-6-8  Keweenaw Peninsula Copper Mines. Houghton, Michigan. June 8, 1997. PHOTO GALLERY 4 of 4 . CLICK ON A PHOTO TO DISPLAY A LARGER IMAGE. The north shore of the Keweenaw Peninsula has several small

Timeline of Michigan Copper Mining Prehistory to 1850

2018-12-18  1771 Alexander Henry makes the first English attempt to mine copper on the Keweenaw Peninsula near the Ontonagon River. At the time, the nearest English settlement is nearly 300 miles away at Sault Saint Marie and the region is

Environmental Impacts of Mining in the

2017-11-15  Copper mining was extensive in the Keweenaw. As in, every city and town on the Keweenaw has its origins in the copper mining industry extensive. Copper mining formed the backbone of the economy here and

Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA Mindat Mines

The Keweenaw Peninsula offers collectors a full range of minerals from micromounts to the very large. Although nicknamed "The Copper Country", the Peninsula offers many other minerals besides copper, including silver, datolite, calcite, prehnite, pumpellyite, analcime, and many others. [Paul Brandes 2011]

Copper Mining Michigan Technological

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

Explore Upper Peninsula Mines and Mine

2022-1-17  Descending into an abandoned mine and touring mining museums connect visitors to the UP copper mining boom of the late 1800s and early

Keweenaw Peninsula Copper Mines Mining

1997-6-8  Keweenaw Peninsula Copper Mines. Houghton, Michigan. June 8, 1997. PHOTO GALLERY 4 of 4 . CLICK ON A PHOTO TO DISPLAY A LARGER IMAGE. The north shore of the Keweenaw Peninsula has several small

The Keweenaw Peninsula: Quincy Copper Mine

2017-7-29  The Keweenaw Peninsula: Quincy Copper Mine and Copper Harbor Posted on July 28, 2017 August 4, 2017 by Erin Bartels One of the coolest places my son and I went on our UP road trip back in June was the Keweenaw

Environmental Impacts of Mining in the

2017-11-15  Copper mining was extensive in the Keweenaw. As in, every city and town on the Keweenaw has its origins in the copper mining industry extensive. Copper mining formed the backbone of the economy here and

Copper Mining Michigan Technological

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

Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA Mindat Mines

The Keweenaw Peninsula offers collectors a full range of minerals from micromounts to the very large. Although nicknamed "The Copper Country", the Peninsula offers many other minerals besides copper, including silver, datolite, calcite, prehnite, pumpellyite, analcime, and many others. [Paul Brandes 2011]

Explore Upper Peninsula Mines and Mine

2022-1-17  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

Copper deposits of the western Upper Peninsula of

2013-3-5  Upper Peninsula can be subdivided into two overlapping world-class copper mining districts. The Keweenaw Peninsula native copper district produced 11 billion lbs of copper and a lesser unknown but signifi cant quantity of silver. Native copper deposits in this district are stratiform and hosted by tops of rift-fi lling subaerial basaltic lava

Michigan’s Copper Country

2016-2-26  foundation. Then, with an artistic touch, the Keweenaw Peninsula was fashioned. When the Keweenaw was satisfactorily shaped, it was endowed with a one-of-a-kind treasure of pure native copper. This is the most important commercial deposit of native copper in the entire world. Perhaps in its understanding way, Nature knew that

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

An Interior Ellis Island

2016-3-29  Image #: MS042-006-053-569. Cornwall is located on a peninsula of land at the very southwestern tip of England. Deposits of tin and copper were the subject of modern mining development as early as the 16th century. From

The Keweenaw Peninsula: Quincy Copper Mine

2017-7-29  The Keweenaw Peninsula: Quincy Copper Mine and Copper Harbor Posted on July 28, 2017 August 4, 2017 by Erin Bartels One of the coolest places my son and I went on our UP road trip back in June was the Keweenaw

Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA Mindat Mines

The Keweenaw Peninsula offers collectors a full range of minerals from micromounts to the very large. Although nicknamed "The Copper Country", the Peninsula offers many other minerals besides copper, including silver, datolite, calcite, prehnite, pumpellyite, analcime, and many others. [Paul Brandes 2011]

Keweenaw Peninsula and Copper Island

2014-9-14  Copper Harbor, MI Ship With copper mining playing out in the region by the 1870's, Copper Harbor today is a tourist destination on the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula, and includes a ferry that connects Isle Royale National

The Copper Range, Michigan. August, 1941. Copper mines

33 photographic prints. Photographs show copper mines and towns on the Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan's most northerly arm. Active and abandoned mines at Ahmeek, Franklin Mine, South Range, Allouez, Baltic, Larium, Copper City, Atlantic Mine. Views of Hancock and Houghton, the two largest towns on the range. Deserted houses, school, snow fences.

Michigan Copper

2020-1-4  The Keweenaw Peninsula projects out from the western end of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan into Lake Superior. This is the heart of Michigan Copper Country and represents the largest accumulation of native copper on Earth. As far back as 5,000 B.C., native peoples were mining copper on the Keweenaw Peninsula, digging pits and hand-working

Copper deposits of the western Upper Peninsula of

2013-3-5  Upper Peninsula can be subdivided into two overlapping world-class copper mining districts. The Keweenaw Peninsula native copper district produced 11 billion lbs of copper and a lesser unknown but signifi cant quantity of silver. Native copper deposits in this district are stratiform and hosted by tops of rift-fi lling subaerial basaltic lava

Michigan’s Copper Country

2016-2-26  foundation. Then, with an artistic touch, the Keweenaw Peninsula was fashioned. When the Keweenaw was satisfactorily shaped, it was endowed with a one-of-a-kind treasure of pure native copper. This is the most important commercial deposit of native copper in the entire world. Perhaps in its understanding way, Nature knew that

Collecting Copper in Michigan's Copper Country

2014-3-25  The Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan has been nationally famous for over 100 years for its history of highly productive copper mining. The local basalt is criss-crossed with many thick veins of native copper that made up

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

An Interior Ellis Island

2016-3-29  Image #: MS042-006-053-569. Cornwall is located on a peninsula of land at the very southwestern tip of England. Deposits of tin and copper were the subject of modern mining development as early as the 16th century. From