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Dec 18, 2018· Timeline ofMichigan Copper MiningPrehistory to 1850. Partial serpent artifact made ofLake Superior copperfound at Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa. The earliest knownmetalworkingin North America begins when Native peoples startmining copperon the Keweenaw Peninsula. Digging pits and using heavy stones to break waste rock away fromcopper masses, they …

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  • Copper Mining History and Copper Harbor Michigan

    Copper Mining History and Copper Harbor Michigan

    Copper MiningHistory andCopper Harbor Michigan. A Short History ofCopper Mining.Copperwas firstminedin this area by anancientvanished race between 5,000 and 1,200 bc. Theseminersleft no burial grounds, dwellings, pottery, clay tablets or cave drawings. What was left behind was thousands ofcopperproducing pits and more thousands of crude hammering stones with which the pits had been worked.

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  • Here Are 11 Fascinating Photos Of Michigan's Copper Mining

    Here Are 11 Fascinating Photos Of Michigan's Copper Mining

    Dec 31, 2016· Mining continued throughout the early tomid-20th century, reaching its height in 1916, when Michigan produced over250 million poundsof copper in one year.

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  • Here Are 11 Fascinating Photos OfMichigan'sCopper Mining

    Here Are 11 Fascinating Photos OfMichigan'sCopper Mining

    Dec 31, 2016· While copper was originally mined by Native Americans around the year 5000 BCE, Michigan’s “mine rush” began in the mid 1800s. Flickr/upnorthmemories The majority of early mining took place along a 100-mile section land that reached from Keweenaw to Houghton.

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  • PrehistoricCopper Mining in Michigan The Nineteenth

    PrehistoricCopper Mining in Michigan The Nineteenth

    May 26, 2020· John R. Halsey. Isle Royale and the counties that line the northwest coast of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are called Copper Country because of the rich deposits of native copper there. 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 …

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  • Copper MiningHistory andCopperHarborMichigan

    Copper MiningHistory andCopperHarborMichigan

    Copper Mining History and Copper Harbor Michigan. A Short History of Copper Mining. Copper was first mined in this area by an ancient vanished race between 5,000 and 1,200 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.

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  • Michigan Copper Mines MiningArtifacts

    Michigan Copper Mines MiningArtifacts

    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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