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Copper I - Michigan State University

MICHIGAN'S COPPER DEPOSITS AND MINING. The first mineral boom in the United States occurred in 1843 when people from all over the continent began to chase the copper, silver and iron of Michigan's upper peninsula. These mines were in commercial operation for more than a hundred years.

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Upper Peninsula of Michigan - Wikipedia

 · Quite often the entire Upper Peninsula of Michigan is forgotten on maps of the United States. While Upper Michigan still has so much to offer, much of its industry has ceased to exist. Starting in the mid-1800's mining was the main industry of Upper Michigan. Upper Michigan had an abundance of copper and other minerals.

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Top Attractions in Michigan's Upper Peninsula | Midwest Living

Top Attractions in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. ... Presque Isle River (pictured), up to Summit Peak and an overlook of Lake of the Clouds, and past evidence of copper mines. (906) 885-5275; michigan.gov/porkies. Tahquamenon Falls State Park The region's largest waterfall stars at this park 73 miles west of Sault Ste. Marie. Stop at Tahquamenon ...

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Eagle Mine – a subsidiary of Lundin Mining

Eagle Mine discusses exploration plan for Western Upper Peninsula. On Thursday, May 30, we held two Open Houses in L'Anse and Covington to discuss with local community members our exploration plans in the Western Upper Peninsula. Both open houses had a …

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Welcome to the Adventure Mine!

Tumbled native copper nuggets from Michigan's Upper Peninsula. This area known as the "Copper Country" or the "Keweenaw Peninsula" is known world wide for it's extremely pure and unique copper specimens. Great for resale or use for jewelry making, medical uses, metaphysical properties, decorative pieces, educational and many others.

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Home | Quincy Mine

The Quincy Mine is now open daily, 9:30a-5:00p, starting June 1st, until October 19th. During the month of September, all students receive a 20% discount on a full tour with a current student ID.

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A Mining Rush in the Upper Peninsula

 · IRONWOOD, Mich. — On the far northern reaches of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, James Jacques drove on a rutted logging road to an old mining shaft surrounded by …

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Michigan's first gold mine in decades gets tentative ...

 · According to "Michigan Gold: Mining in the Upper Peninsula" by author Daniel Fountain, more than 40 gold mines and prospects developed in …

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A Brief History of Mining in Michigan's Marquette and ...

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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Huge Upper Peninsula mine OK'd despite major concerns

 · Over and over, Michigan environmental regulators sounded alarms as they reviewed a proposed large, open-pit ore mine in the Upper Peninsula near …

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Deciding Upper Peninsula's best: U.P. Golf Association men ...

Deciding Upper Peninsula's best: U.P. Golf Association men's tourney opens Wednesday in Gladstone ... Northern Michigan University, high school banners start running in today's Mining Journal.

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Back Forty Mine| Modern Zinc-Gold Mine in Michigan's Upper ...

Back Forty Mine is Aquila Resources' -owned permitting-stage zinc- and gold-rich mine located in Menominee County in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Zinc and copper minerals were discovered in 2001 when a local landowner had a new water well installed. Early in 2002, exploration drilling resulted in the discovery of the deposit.

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THE 5 BEST Upper Peninsula Mines (with Photos) - TripAdvisor

Top Upper Peninsula Mines: See reviews and photos of mines in Upper Peninsula, Michigan on TripAdvisor. Upper Peninsula. Upper Peninsula Tourism Upper Peninsula Hotels Upper Peninsula Bed and Breakfast Upper Peninsula Vacation Rentals Upper Peninsula Vacation Packages

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Huge Upper Peninsula mine OK'd despite major concerns

Over and over, Michigan environmental regulators sounded alarms as they reviewed a proposed large, open-pit ore mine in the Upper Peninsula near the Menominee River, prized for walleye fishing and ...

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UP, Upper Peninsula Attractions

Michigan's Upper Peninsula presents attractions unmatched anywhere. You can explore the depths of a mine, a shipwreck, climb to the top of a lighthouse, explore a colonial fort, and hear the roar of mighty waterfalls. And that's just for starters. In the area below you'll find exactly the attraction you're looking for.

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The burrowers: copper mine's fate hints at ... - The Guardian

 · T he old copper mine entrances dotting the hills of Michigan's remote Keweenaw peninsula suggest a geological precariousness. It's the balancing act of …

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Explore Upper Peninsula Mines and Mine Museums | Michigan

Explore Upper Peninsula Mines and Mine Museums On a fall drive through t he Upper Peninsula, the copper boom still echoes throughout the tours, scenic routes and historic sites. Grab a hard hat, a heavy coat and sturdy shoes.

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The Upper Peninsula | Michigan

Michigan's Upper Peninsula presents attractions unmatched anywhere else. Explore the depth of a mine, a shipwreck tour, climb to the top of a lighthouse, explore a colonial fort and hear the roar of mighty waterfalls. With beautiful views of the Mackinac Bridge, your trip to the Upper Peninsula is sure to create memories that will last a lifetime.

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Troubled mining industry now resurgent in Upper Peninsula ...

 · A way of life dating back more than a century appeared over in Michigan's Upper Peninsula when the last copper mine closed in 1995, idling more than …

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Records: Upper Peninsula mine approved despite concerns ...

 · DETROIT (AP) — Over and over, Michigan environmental regulators sounded alarms as they reviewed a proposed large, open-pit ore mine in the Upper Peninsula near the Menominee River, prized for walleye fishing and a major tributary to Lake Michigan. The mine would send acidic mining wastes into the river and surrounding waterways, which would ...

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Iron Mines in Michigan

 · Today, mine operators in Michigan's Upper Peninsula are generally after taconite, a low-grade ore that was once considered waste rock. To make it usable, mining companies blast it into small pieces with explosives, grind it into powder with powerful machinery, and then use magnets or flotation techniques to separate the iron minerals out from ...

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Michigan-Copper-Mines - Mining Artifacts

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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The Upper Peninsula | Michigan

Michigan's Upper Peninsula presents attractions unmatched anywhere else. Explore the depth of a mine, a shipwreck tour, climb to the top of a lighthouse, explore a colonial fort and hear the roar of mighty waterfalls. With beautiful views of the Mackinac Bridge, your trip to the Upper Peninsula is sure to create memories that will last a lifetime.

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Records: Upper Peninsula mine approved despite concerns ...

 · DETROIT (AP) — Over and over, Michigan environmental regulators sounded alarms as they reviewed a proposed large, open-pit ore mine in the Upper Peninsula near the Menominee River, prized for walleye fishing and a major tributary to Lake Michigan. The mine would send acidic mining wastes into the river and surrounding waterways, which would ...

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Michigan Mining History

The copper-rich Keweenaw Peninsula, the northernmost part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, juts 40 miles into Lake Superior from its south shore. Although the copper mines are now silent, the natural elements including forests, low rolling hills, Lake Superior and countless inland lakes and streams, cool summer temperatures, and hay fever ...

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Upper Peninsula Michigan | UP Michigan Travel, Lodging ...

Welcome to Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Established in 1911 the Upper Peninsula Travel & Recreation Association is dedicated to promoting all of the tourism products and services in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Through our marketing efforts and information that we provide the consumer we allow people to plan an outstanding vacation to one of ...

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Ghost Towns of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan from the ...

Ghost Towns of the . Keweenaw Peninsula . Visit the Upper Peninsula of Michigan's world famous "Copper Country" From 1843 to the 1920's, the Upper Peninsula was the only place on earth where pure, workable native copper was found in commercial quantities. ... Brief History of Copper Mining in the Keweenaw Peninsula.

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Michigan-Copper-Mines - Mining Artifacts

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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News, Sports, Jobs - The Mining Journal

SALEM, Oregon (AP) — A white man opens fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, targeting Mexicans and killing 22 people. Another man kills 11 Jewish worshippers at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. The ...

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Michigan Copper in the Mediterranean - Graham Hancock ...

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 …

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