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In his 1879 text entitled Ancient Copper Mines of Lake Superior John Jacob Houghton relates beginning on page 141 On the south shore of Lake Superior the works of the ancient miners extend over a district of country comprising what is known as the Trap Range having a length of one hundred and fifty miles through Keweenaw Houghton and Ontonagon Counties Michigan with a varying width from four to


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Michigan Copper in the Mediterranean  Graham Hancock
Michigan Copper in the Mediterranean Graham Hancock

“The State of Our Knowledge about Ancient Copper Mining in Michigan” The Michigan Archaeologist 31 23119138 50 Guerra MF “Analysis of Archaeological Metals

Copper mining in Michigan  Wikipedia
Copper mining in Michigan Wikipedia

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 nations leading producer of copper In most years from 1850 through 1881 Michigan produced more than threequarters of the nations copper and in 1869 produced more than 95 of the countrys copper

Missing Prehistoric Michigan’s HalfBillion Pounds of Copper
Missing Prehistoric Michigan’s HalfBillion Pounds of Copper

Apr 18 2014 · Prehistoric Copper Mining in the Lake Superior Region Octave Joseph DuTemple privately published Boom Copper Angus Murdock Macmillan Company New York 1943 Inside Michigan “Michigan’s Most Ancient Industry is America’s Prehistoric Copper Mines” July 1953

Timeline of Michigan Copper Mining Prehistory to 1850
Timeline of Michigan Copper Mining Prehistory to 1850

Timeline of Michigan Copper Mining Prehistory to 1850 The Upper Peninsula is added to Michigan after the state relinquishes its claim to land around Toledo to Ohio 1840 Douglass Houghton state geologist of Michigan publishes a report on the geology of the Upper Peninsula and

Michigan’s Ancient Copper Culture An   Paths Unwritten
Michigan’s Ancient Copper Culture An Paths Unwritten

Mar 30 2011 · Michigan’s Ancient Copper Culture An Essay on Speculative History Ben 30 March 2011 July 28th 2017 The copper mining took place over a fair amount of time I think it’s entirely possible that these changes in the culture you speak of could have been their on natural cultural development or simply influence from yet another Native

Copper Mining History and Copper Harbor Michigan
Copper Mining History and Copper Harbor Michigan

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 been worked

Ancient Copper Mining in the Upper Peninsula –
Ancient Copper Mining in the Upper Peninsula –

Dec 18 2008 · Ancient Copper Mining in the Upper Peninsula By Jeff Smith on December 18 2008 Tagged Northern Michigan History Outdoors Isle Royale Marquette Upper Peninsula

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

The Menomonie Indians of north Wisconsin possess a legend that speaks about the ancient mines They described the mines as being worked by “light skinned men” who were able to identify the mines by throwing magical stones on the ground which made the ores that contained copper ring like a bell

Miners Left a Pollution Trail in the Great Lakes 6000
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’s Isle Royale National Park The site contains remnants of a 19th century copper mine as well as evidence of prehistoric mining activity

Copper I  Michigan State University
Copper I Michigan State University

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 Michigan has produced over 14 billion pounds of copper since mining began in 1844

Ancient Mines  Ancient Trenches
Ancient Mines Ancient Trenches

Ancient Mines These metals were known to the Mesopotamians Egyptians Greeks and the Romans Of the seven metals five can be found in their native states eg gold silver copper iron from meteors and mercury However the occurrence of these metals was not abundant and the first two metals to be used widely were gold and copper

Copper Mines Mining History Mine Shafts of Michigan
Copper Mines Mining History Mine Shafts of Michigan

Mining History Mine Shafts of Michigan Copper Mines These photos from the Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections JR VanPelt Library In some cases where noted prints from original negatives that would be better resolution than screen image are available from the library archives

Who Mined American Copper 5000 Years Ago  Ancient
Who Mined American Copper 5000 Years Ago Ancient

Apr 15 2009 · In Michigan Prehistory as far back as possibly 17000 years ago in Michigans copper area a prehistoric race or races of people mined and worked copper using primitive methods Around 10000 prehistoric Copper miners pits on the South Shore of Lake Superior and on Isle Royale attest to a large and thriving prehistoric culture based on Copper Mining in this area

List of Copper Country mines  Wikipedia
List of Copper Country mines Wikipedia

Many copper mines have existed in the Copper Country of the US state of Michigan These include both largescale commercial ventures and small operations There are hundreds of ancient mining pits in and around the Copper Country area especially on Isle Royale several of these were developed

Michigan’s Ancient Copper Culture An   Paths Unwritten
Michigan’s Ancient Copper Culture An Paths Unwritten

Mar 30 2011 · According to the Rock Lake Research Society an organization of amateur archaeologists that dives in the lake and records their findings local oral traditions “deny any affiliation to the prehistoric mining operations rather they cite ‘ancient maritime foreigners’ who mined the ‘Red Rock’” and constructed “Rock Teepees” that now lay submerged in Rock Lake Rock Lake Research Society 2007

Ancient Mines  Ancient Trenches
Ancient Mines Ancient Trenches

The Great Orme Ancient Copper Mines on the Creuddyn Peninsula dates back to the Bronze Age The mines were originally dug out over 3500 years ago by miners using nothing more than stone and bone tools There are over 312 miles of tunnels on the Great Orme headland created as Bronze Age man worked the veins of Malachite

MichiganCopperMines  Mining Artifacts
MichiganCopperMines Mining Artifacts

The Copper Range Company was a major copper mining company in the Copper Country of Michigan It began as a holding company specializing in shares in the copper mines south of Houghton Michigan and was dissolved in 1915 with all assets transferred to the Copper Range Co Copper Range controlled through share ownership the Copper Range Railroad and the Baltic Mining Company

Copper Mines in Ancient North America – Expanded
Copper Mines in Ancient North America – Expanded

Jan 10 2013 · Copper Mines in Ancient North America The Menomonie Indians of northern Wisconsin have a legend that speaks about the mines They describe the mines being worked by “light skinned men” If that were not enough in 1922 William A Ferguson discovered a harbor on

Missing 500000 Tons of Copper
Missing 500000 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

Copper in Antiquity  Ancient History Encyclopedia
Copper in Antiquity Ancient History Encyclopedia

The legendary copper mines of King Solomon helped build the fortunes of Israel The earliest known smelting site is in Serbia and dates to c 5000 BCE Early furnaces could only create a copperrich slag which had to be further treated in a clay crucible but with the development of charcoalburning

Isle Royale  Wikipedia
Isle Royale Wikipedia

In the mid1840s a report by Douglass Houghton Michigans 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 of the rock but left in place

19 Stops for a Historic Road Trip Through
19 Stops for a Historic Road Trip Through

In 1958 the mine was designated a Michigan State Historic Site and in 1974 the district itself was also designated as a Historic Site Today the 38acre site is owned and maintained by the Keweenaw County Historical Society You can walk around this abandoned mining town and see over 20 frame structures buildings and ruins

Ancient Michigan copper mines page 1
Ancient Michigan copper mines page 1

Coppers a VERY abundant mineral Theres copper mines and ores and deposits all over the world Unless Atlantis happened to be in the middle of Lake Michigan Im sure that wherever the mythical place was it was a lot closer to REAL copper mines

Popular Science MonthlyVolume 19September 1881Ancient
Popular Science MonthlyVolume 19September 1881Ancient

Oct 02 2018 · ancient coppermines of isle royale By Professor N H WINCHELL T HESE mines are rude irregularly disposed shallow pits in the general surface which on being cleared of rubbish are found rarely to exceed the depth of ten feet but in some instances reach the depth of twenty

Central Mine – Copper Ghost Preserved in Michigan
Central Mine – Copper Ghost Preserved in Michigan

Central Mine – Copper Ghost Preserved in Michigan Early on the workers of the mine mostly immigrants from the England peninsula of Cornwall known as “Cousin Jacks” lived away from the operation at another mining camp however by 1856 homes were being built and the town of Central began taking shape

Copper Mining  Michigan Technological University
Copper Mining Michigan Technological University

These early mines found native copper in veins at the surface They left behind pits and dumps Mining by Europeans started in the 1800s on both the Keweenaw and Isle Royale

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Make your own Miskwabik tapered tang dart points from

The location and success of modern commercial copper mining in Michigan can be traced back to prehistoric copper miners In fact every single Michigan commercial copper mine of the 1800s was built on ancient mining sites discovered by prehistoric man The copper found in the Keewanaw peninsula is distinctive for its exceptional purity 998 pure and was traded extensively throughout the eastern

Old Copper Culture  Milwaukee Public Museum
Old Copper Culture Milwaukee Public Museum

Old Copper Culture Introduction The Old Copper Complex also known as the Old Copper Culture refers to the items made by early inhabitants of the Great Lakes region during a period that spans several thousand years and covers several thousand square miles

New Michigan film Explores Ancient Great Lakes
New Michigan film Explores Ancient Great Lakes

“AMERICA’S ANCIENT INDUSTRY” Noble Odyssey Foundation re searches vast amounts of native copper from thousands of years ago White Lake Michigan December 28 20 The new Noble Odyssey Foundation film 2013 at 800 PM on PBS WTVS Ch annel 56 Long before Stonehen ge and the Pyramids were built near the Lake Superior shores

Mining History Mine Headframes and Structures of Michigan
Mining History Mine Headframes and Structures of Michigan

Mining History Mine Headframes and Structures of Michigan Michigan has four major metallic mining ranges the Copper Country Mining District of Keweenaw Houghton Ontonagon counties and some explorations in Gogebic the Marquette Iron Range of Marquette and Baraga counties the Menominee Iron Range of Dickinson and Iron counties and the Gogebic Iron Range of Gogebic

copperculture
copperculture

One 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

Welcome to the Adventure Mine
Welcome to the Adventure Mine

The Adventure Mine is located 36 miles South of Houghton on highway M26 It is a cooperating Heritage Site of the Keweenaw National Historical Park and provides underground tours of the historic Adventure Mine The mine opened in 1850 and operated until 1920 and is a native copper mine typical of the Keweenaw area

GEOLOGIC HISTORY OF MICHIGAN
GEOLOGIC HISTORY OF MICHIGAN

Michigan is favored with enormous deposits of iron ore and copper while the Lower Peninsula can boast of its salt oil wells gypsum beds coal mines and good farming lands The scenic wonders sandy beaches forests streams and lakes beckon the traveler fisherman and hunter and the state is one of the nation’s favorite playgrounds

Copper in Antiquity  Ancient History Encyclopedia
Copper in Antiquity Ancient History Encyclopedia

The legendary copper mines of King Solomon helped build the fortunes of Israel even if they may well have belonged to the Edomites Other less important copper deposits were exploited in England Wales France Italy especially Elba Sardinia and parts of Etruria Spain and Mauritania

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

At one time Central Mine opened in 1854 was a top copper producer It was located in an ancient mining pit along an outcrop below a Greenstone Bluff The remains of this town are located on the west side of highway 41 just 4 miles north of Phoenix

Prehistoric Copper Mining in Michigan The Nineteenth
Prehistoric Copper Mining in Michigan The Nineteenth

Jun 28 2018 · In the nineteenth century explorers and miners discovered evidence of prehistoric copper mining in this region They used those “ancient diggings” as a guide to establishing their own much larger mines and in the process destroyed the archaeological record left by the prehistoric miners

Collectors Edge Minerals purchases the worlds largest
Collectors Edge Minerals purchases the worlds largest

Mar 24 2016 · The late 1800’s and early 1900’s saw a “copper boom” period of exploration mining and processing of the copper deposits of Northern Michigan Almost all surface copper nuggets found during this period were sent to the smelters and melted to produce pure copper metal

Comments on America Unearthed Isle Royale copper
Comments on America Unearthed Isle Royale copper

Purity of Michigan copper Scott points out that the purity surpasses sources in Europe and matches the purity found in Minoan ingots of the Uluburun shipwreck At first I thought this was bogus being that all smelted copper would be highly pure

Copper mining on Isle Royale 6500– © The Authors
Copper mining on Isle Royale 6500– © The Authors

Evidence for ancient copper mining in Michigan The earliest references to copper in the Great Lakes area come from Jacques Cartier’s second voyage to the region in AD 1535–1536 Cartier noted the presence of copper among the native peoples inhabiting the Gulf of St Lawrence Biggar 1924 Griffin 1961 In

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