ancient copper mines in michigan

  • Home Quincy Mine

    "We wanted to do something unique during our vacation and the guided tour at Quincy Mine was wonderful The history is fascinating and not only were the adults enthralled but our five- and 12-year old loved it too The guide made it easy to imagine living during that period and seeing the mine and equipment first-hand really helped create

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  • GREECE AND WORLD Minoan colonies in America

    Aug 01 2013 · One of the beaches –veins- of copper in Lake Superior in the U.S. with traces of ancient mining"Plutarch writes " As to the great continent from which the great sea is contained in a circle from the other islands is less in distance but the Ogygia about five

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  • Ancient MinesAncient Trenches

    Great Lakes Copper Mining in Ancient Times and the Old Copper Culture Below are examples of the forms native copper comes in at the lodes at the Upper Pennisula of Michigan. Because of the copper s purity it can be traced chemically to Europe in the Bronze age and even to the Middle East when it turns up in Old World archaeological sites.

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  • Michigan s Ancient Copper Culture An Essay on Speculative

    Mar 30 2011 · Michigan s Ancient Copper Culture An Essay on Speculative History. Benjamin 30 March 2011 July 28th 2017. Truth and Lies. Facts and frauds. The history of this planet is filled with both objective and subjective accounts of the events that have transpired throughout the millennia. The subjectivity comes from lone sources perhaps a single

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  • Prehistoric Copper Mining in Michigan The Nineteenth

    May 26 2020 · Prehistoric Copper Mining in Michigan The Nineteenth-Century Discovery of "Ancient Diggings" in the Keweenaw Peninsula and Isle Royale May 26 2020 May 27 2020 Elizabeth Noll Anthropological Papers Featured John R. Halsey Michigan North America

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  • Central MineCopper 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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  • Copper MiningMichigan Technological University

    Myths and Facts about Ancient Mining Susan Martin. Wonderful Power Susan Martin. Timeline of Michigan Mining History--NPS. Douglass Houghton and Copper. Virtual Field Trip--Michigan 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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  • Missing 500 000 Tons of Copper

    Admittedly many copper artifacts have been dug up from North American mounds but only a tiny fraction of the metal the Michigan mines must have yielded. Curiously North American Indian mounds have contained copper sheets made in the shape of an animal hide. Called "reels " their function if

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  • Timeline of Michigan Copper Mining Prehistory to 1850

    Dec 18 2018 · The Pittsburgh and Boston Mining Company begins mining near Copper Harbor. The operation is abandoned in 1845 after a 28 000 investment but only 2 968 returned. Though the company produced little copper it was the first serious American mining attempt.

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  • Did Copper For The Old World s Bronze Age Come From Mines

    The professors at the Michigan School of Mines produced this book about these ancient copper mines and speculated that perhaps Egyptians had come and taken the copper away. The archeologists had nothing to say about the matter. Not very much copper is found in the remains of the Indians of that period. The mounds don t contain very much copper.

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  • Michigan s Ancient Copper Culture An Essay on Speculative

    Mar 30 2011 · Michigan s Ancient Copper Culture An Essay on Speculative History. Benjamin 30 March 2011 July 28th 2017. Truth and Lies. Facts and frauds. The history of this planet is filled with both objective and subjective accounts of the events that have transpired throughout the millennia. The subjectivity comes from lone sources perhaps a single

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  • Prehistoric Copper Mining in Michigan

    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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  • Great Lakes Copper HeistAmerica Unearthed

    Now before you turn green like oxidized copper consider this. On Wednesday night the Detroit Public TV station WTVS aired a documentary America′s Ancient Industry which also examines the mystery of the Michigan copper mines. It turns out that there were some 10 000 prehistoric copper mines found along the shores of Lake Superior.

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  • Michigan s prehistoric copper mines U-M LSA Museum of

    Former state archaeologist and UMMAA author John R. Halsey will give a presentation on Michigan s prehistoric copper mines on Saturday November 10 at the Library of Michigan in Lansing. The Museum published Halsey s book Prehistoric Copper Mining in Michigan The Nineteenth-Century Discovery of "Ancient Diggings" in the Keweenaw Peninsula and Isle Royale in May.

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  • Michigan-Copper-MinesMining Artifacts

    In 1899 the Minesota Mine properties were taken over by the Michigan Copper Mining Co. when it incorporated in January of that year. 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.

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  • Central MineCopper 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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  • Those Seafaring Copper-Mining Ancient Giants

    Apr 26 2014 · 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 populations of giants uncovered were in the surrounding Great Lakes area.

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  • 9 Sad But Beautiful Ruins In Michigan

    May 10 2016 · These 9 Unbelievable Ruins In Michigan Will Transport You To The Past. Michigan over the years has transformed dramatically. From a once-important fur trading post for the United States and Canada to a mining hub the golden years of automotive manufacturing and the epicenter for the middle class the Mitten has seen it all.

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  • Isle RoyaleWikipedia

    In the mid-1840s a report by Douglass Houghton Michigan s first state geologist set off a copper boom in the state and the first modern copper mines were opened on the island. Evidence of the earlier mining efforts was everywhere in the form of many stone hammers some copper artifacts and places where copper had been partially worked out

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  • MICHIGAN LOCALITIES OF GEOLOGICAL INTEREST

    Public observation tower overlooking pit and mining operations. 6. Jasper Knob located on the south side of Division Street between Negaunee and Ishpeming SW NW 11 47N-27W. Ontonagon County 1. Several old abandoned copper mines headframes and dump pits in the Rockland and Mass areas. 2. Ancient Indian copper working over a stretch of

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  • Copper Mines in Ancient North AmericaExpanded Perspectives

    Jan 10 2013 · Evidence shows that someone was mining copper in northern Michigan starting around 5 300 BC. It continued until 1 200 BC. Around 1 000 AD mining was restarted and lasted until 1 320 AD. The largest mine discovered was located on Isle Royale an island in

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  • Copper A World Trade in 3000 BC Eye Of The Psychic

    The era around 3000 BC saw more than 500 000 tons of copper being mined in the so-called Upper Peninsula in the American state of Michigan. The largest mine was on Isle Royale an island in Lake Superior near the Canadian border. Here there are thousands of prehistoric copper pits dug thousands of years ago by ancient peoples unknown.

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  • BBCEarthThe ancient copper mines dug by children

    Apr 20 2016 · The ancient copper mines dug by children . These are the tunnels of a copper mine one that was first dug out some 3 800 years ago and that within a couple of centuries was the largest in

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  • Copper Mines in Ancient North AmericaExpanded Perspectives

    Jan 10 2013 · Evidence shows that someone was mining copper in northern Michigan starting around 5 300 BC. It continued until 1 200 BC. Around 1 000 AD mining was restarted and lasted until 1 320 AD. The largest mine discovered was located on Isle Royale an island in

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  • Miners Left a Pollution Trail in the Great Lakes 6000

    Dec 24 2014 · Scientists find evidence of ancient copper mining in polluted lake sediments from Isle Royale National Park. A visitor crouches in front of a shaft entrance at Minong Mine located in Michigan

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  • Underwater Pyramids of Rock Lake Wisconsin

    the New World copper trade and that some of David s huge stockpile of copper ore came from the Phoenician s North American trading routes. Notes Barry Fell --"Around the northern shore of Lake Superior and on the adjacent Ile Royale there are approximately 5 000 ancient copper mine workings.

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  • Missing Michigan Copper Ancient copper mines in U.P

    Dec 30 2017 · Exploring Abandoned Mines and Unusual Places 6 446 806 views 14 48 GREAT LAKES ARCHAIC INDIANS THE ORIGINS OF PREHISTORIC METAL TECHNOLOGY IN EASTERN NORTH AMERICA

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  • Did Copper For The Old World s Bronze Age Come From Mines

    The professors at the Michigan School of Mines produced this book about these ancient copper mines and speculated that perhaps Egyptians had come and taken the copper away. The archeologists had nothing to say about the matter. Not very much copper is found in the remains of the Indians of that period. The mounds don t contain very much copper.

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  • Those Seafaring Copper-Mining Ancient Giants

    Apr 26 2014 · 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 populations of giants uncovered were in the surrounding Great Lakes area.

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  • The Antiquities of Wisconsin Chapter 6

    Chapter 6 ANCIENT WORKS AND ANCIENT MINING AT LAKE SUPERIOR AND MISCELLANEOUS LOCALITIES. IN the geological report of Messrs. Foster and Whitney made to Congress in 1850 we have some details of discoveries of traces of ancient mining in the copper district south of Lake Superior and also on Isle Royale.

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  • Michigan s Ancient Copper Culture An Essay on Speculative

    Mar 30 2011 · Michigan s Ancient Copper Culture An Essay on Speculative History. Benjamin 30 March 2011 July 28th 2017. Truth and Lies. Facts and frauds. The history of this planet is filled with both objective and subjective accounts of the events that have transpired throughout the millennia. The subjectivity comes from lone sources perhaps a single

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  • Were Prehistoric Copper Oxhide Ingots ancient america

    Ancient routes for the transport of Michigan s copper have been traced downstream from the mines on Isle Royale and the Keweenaw Peninsula past storage pits with corroded copper in them and beyond Beaver Island with its ancient raised garden beds and huge 39-stone circle.

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  • "Who Mined American Copper 5 000 Years Ago "Ancient

    Apr 15 2009 · 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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  • Copper mining in MichiganWikipedia

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  • Don SpohnAncient Copper MiningYouTube

    Apr 13 2017 · 2016Copper Country Ancient Sites Conservancy Conference. (warningplease do not use defunct paypal info on video non-profit group disbanded) Thank you for your interest in our work.

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  • Don SpohnAncient Copper MiningYouTube

    Apr 13 2017 · 2016Copper Country Ancient Sites Conservancy Conference. (warningplease do not use defunct paypal info on video non-profit group disbanded) Thank you for your interest in our work.

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