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Ancient Copper Mines Of Michigan

A Short History of Copper Mining Copper was first mined in this area by an ancient vanished race between 5000 and 1200 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 crude hammering stones with which the pits had

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  • Copper Mining Michigan Technological University

    Copper Mining Michigan Technological University

    Myths and facts about ancient mining susan martin wonderful power susan martin timeline of michigan mining historynps douglass houghton and copper virtual field tripmichigan cu district voyaguers and copper mineral land district by sean gohman keweenaw mining keweenaw mining history keweenaw nhp for teachers copper country explorer

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  • Copper I Michigan State University

    Copper I Michigan State University

    Michigans unique contribution to archeology is found in the ancient copper mines of the lake superior region the presence of copper in the rocks of the keweenaw peninsula has been known for centuries

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  • Central Mine Copper Ghost Preserved In Michigan

    Central Mine Copper Ghost Preserved In Michigan

    In 1854 central mining company purchased over 300 acres of land from northwestern mining company of detroit which had been operating in the eagle harbor area of the keweenaw peninsula an ancient native american mining pit had been discovered on the land and it was well known that many of these ancient mines led to rich veins of copper

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  • Selected Readings On Ancient Copper And Ancient

    Selected Readings On Ancient Copper And Ancient

    The ancient copper mines of northern michigan aboriginal research club detroit mi 1940 collection of 21 papers mostly reprints of earlier publications 112 pages few footnoted sources 2page bibliography photocopy available at michigan tech archives e98 i5 a23 2

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  • New Michigan Film Explores Ancient Great Lakes Copper Mines

    New Michigan Film Explores Ancient Great Lakes Copper Mines

    Dec 30 2012nbsp018332new michigan film explores ancient great lakes copper mines published sunday december 30 2012 700 am the nonprofit noble odyssey foundation a michigan 501c3 depends on grants and contributions to carry out its unique mission of education and research on the great lakes through nationwide training of young navy sea cadets as

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  • Michigan Copper In The Mediterranean Book Of Mormon

    Michigan Copper In The Mediterranean Book Of Mormon

    Oct 19 2019nbsp018332published april 1863 30 page reprint from the smithsonian institution this booklet one of the best early sources for the ancient copper mining activities of upper michigan booklet is fully illustrated with examples of miners copper stone and wood tools plus map of the keweenaw peninsula showing ancient mine locations

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  • Greater Technologygreaterancestorsgreater Ancestors

    Greater Technologygreaterancestorsgreater Ancestors

    Nov 20 2011nbsp018332the great ancient copper mines of michigan 2000 year old drill bits bamboo cable comparable to steel 100 miles of oil and natural gas pipelines 5000 year old water system ancient roman concrete is superior

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  • Keweenaw Michigan Field Trip

    Keweenaw Michigan Field Trip

    The native americans used the copper from this area for the last 6800 years the natives mined the copper from the bedrock as well as from glacial deposits the entire peninsula from keweenaw point to the ontonagon river area contain ancient mining pits

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  • Copper Mining History Unearthed By Michigan State

    Copper Mining History Unearthed By Michigan State

    Prehistoric copper mining in michigan has more than 200 pages of appendix and bibliographic material detailing the names of the explorers the location of the mine they discovered and the date it was discovered the first official discovery of these ancient mines occurred in the 1840s

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  • Home Greater Ancestors

    Home Greater Ancestors

    Nov 20 2011nbsp018332my thought is that this race was the same as the mound builders and has something to do with the ancient stone ceremonial landscape of the northeast email me if you want a list of my finds great job compiling evidence take care jim vieira march 31 2012 334 pm reply clesley good to

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  • From The John H Forster Press Houghton County

    From The John H Forster Press Houghton County

    Keweenaw character the foundation of michigans copper country david mac frimodig calumet copper and people the history of a michigan mining community from 1864 to 1970 arthur w thurner scholarly study of the pioneer men women children and families that settled the keweenaw not merely copper mines but their homes stores churches

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  • Quotwho Mined American Copper 5 000 Years Agoquot Ancient

    Quotwho Mined American Copper 5 000 Years Agoquot Ancient

    Apr 15 2009nbsp018332dr henriette mertz in her book quotthe mystic symbolquot 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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  • Coppertown Usa Copper Mining Museum In The

    Coppertown Usa Copper Mining Museum In The

    Michigans copper industry began thousands of years ago when ancient miners chipped away at exposed veins of pure copper with huge hammerstones tools and techniques of mining advanced considerably in the centuries that followed and coppertowns mining museum traces the evolution of miners and mining people with a series of tasteful exhibits

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  • Historic Isle Royale Mining Companies

    Historic Isle Royale Mining Companies

    Historic mining on isle royale was a colorful episode in the history of the island in general the activity paralleled the story of other mining frontiers in the united states with its cycles of boom and decline and at a later period in the application of science and technology to the operations

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  • Copperculture

    Copperculture

    Dec 25 2019nbsp018332one need only analyze michigan copper and bronze age eurepean copper for common trace elements to see if they have the same point of origin i have yet to see published information on this analysis sodders figures of 10000 miners laboring for 1000 years in an estimated 10000 pits are pure unsubstantiated bunk

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  • Prehistoric Michigan Covered By Ancient Seas Tropical

    Prehistoric Michigan Covered By Ancient Seas Tropical

    Prehistoric michigan covered by ancient seas tropical jungles before mitten formed 32k michael tuffelmire 40816 1237pm culture local life the grand rivers rapids muskegons oil and grand rapids gypsum mines all originiated from prehistoric seas

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