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Ancient Copper Mines In Michigan

Ancient Copper Mines In Michigan

The Great Ancient Copper Mines of Michigan -

2013-2-4  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 start about 2450 BC and end abruptly at 1200 BC.

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The ancient copper mines of Michigan's Upper

2012-10-9  The ancient copper mines of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. October 9, 2012. by David Warner Mathisen. The area now known as Michigan's Upper Peninsula contains rich copper resources that were mined extensively beginning in the second half of the nineteenth century. Amazingly, the professional miners who worked the area beginning in the 1850s all ...

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Timeline of Michigan Copper Mining Prehistory to

2018-12-18  Timeline of Michigan Copper Mining Prehistory to 1850. Partial serpent artifact made of Lake Superior copper found at Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa. The earliest known metalworking in North America begins when Native peoples start mining copper on the Keweenaw Peninsula. Digging pits and using heavy stones to break waste rock away from ...

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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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Miners Left a Pollution Trail in the Great Lakes 6000 ...

2014-12-24  There, indigenous miners excavated the largest known pre-Columbian copper mine on top of Minong Ridge. In nearby McCargoe Cove, a deep inlet that cuts diagonally across the

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Dispelling some Myths about the Old Copper Culture

2018-8-14  Now on to the second statement with which Sodders will find wide agreement amongst archaeologists: "The ancient prehistory copper pits found along the 120-mile Copper Range of the Keweenaw Peninsula represent one of the most unique aspects of prehistoric remains found in Michigan today" (1990:21).

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Bronze Age Copper Mining in Michigan by Norsemen

2016-9-18  Only Michigan Copper is of this purity, and it is known to have been mined in enormous quantities during the Bronze Age. Indian legends tell the mining was done by fair-haired “marine men.” Along with wooden tools, and stone hammers, a walrus-skin bag has been found.

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Missing: Prehistoric Michigan’s Half-Billion Pounds of

2014-4-18  1850: The Report on the Geology and Topography of a Portion of Lake Superior Land District in the State of Michigan explains in detail how one large copper mass was discovered by Samuel O. Knapp, the agent of the Minnesota Mining Company: “a pit 26 feet deep filled with clay and a matted mass of mouldering vegetable mattercopper

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Michigan Copper in the Mediterranean - Graham

The Miners of Michigan Copper. 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

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Prehistoric Copper Mining in Michigan: The

2020-5-26  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

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Missing: Prehistoric Michigan’s Half-Billion Pounds of

2014-4-18  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

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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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Michigan-Copper-Mines - Mining Artifacts

2021-3-2  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. The new workings eventually included A,

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Bronze Age Copper Mining in Michigan by Norsemen

2016-9-18  Only Michigan Copper is of this purity, and it is known to have been mined in enormous quantities during the Bronze Age. Indian legends tell the mining was done by fair-haired “marine men.”. Along with wooden tools, and stone hammers, a walrus-skin bag has been found.

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The Mysterious Michigan Relics Michigan's Otherside

Here the link is made between the ancient copper mines on Isle Royal Michigan (carbon-dated to 1800-1000 B.C.) and the Greek and Egyptians extensive use of copper in the same time period. Both Greek and Egyptian records spoke of an alien people who were thought to be closely connected with the import of copper.

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Here Are 11 Fascinating Photos Of Michigan's Copper

2016-12-31  These 11 Rare Photos Show Michigan’s Copper Mining History Like Never Before. Most Michiganders know that our state played a large role in the earliest days of the copper mining industry, but it’s easy to forget that we once sat at the very forefront of this booming business.

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Did Copper For The Old World's Bronze Age Come

2019-11-4  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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The Ancient Giants Who Ruled America - Graham

In association with the fabled ancient copper mines found in the Northern Peninsula of Michigan, the mica mines of North Carolina are the most significant natural resource site in North America. The importance of mica to the mound builder culture cannot be over-emphasized. Throughout the United States and Mexico, numerous mound builder burials ...

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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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Prehistoric Copper Mining in Michigan: The

2020-5-26  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

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Prehistoric Copper Mining in Michigan: The

Prehistoric Copper Mining in Michigan: The Nineteenth-Century Discovery of “Ancient Diggings” in the Keweenaw Peninsula and Isle Royale (Volume 99) (Anthropological Papers Series) [Halsey, John R.] on Amazon. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Prehistoric Copper Mining in Michigan: The Nineteenth-Century Discovery of “Ancient Diggings” in the Keweenaw Peninsula and Isle Royale ...

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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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Mysteries of Michigan - An Copper Miners and Sacred

2019-3-20  settled around the copper mines of Lake Superior and northern Wisconsin" (The Berber Project). These colonists were traders to the very core! They came in search of wealth and found it in copper -- huge amounts of it around Lake Superior and on Isle Royale, which is reputedly the best source of pure copper on the entire planet!

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Bronze Age Copper Mining in Michigan by Norsemen

2016-9-18  Only Michigan Copper is of this purity, and it is known to have been mined in enormous quantities during the Bronze Age. Indian legends tell the mining was done by fair-haired “marine men.”. Along with wooden tools, and stone hammers, a walrus-skin bag has been found.

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Copper Mines in Ancient North America – Expanded

2013-1-10  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

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Here Are 11 Fascinating Photos Of Michigan's Copper

2016-12-31  These 11 Rare Photos Show Michigan’s Copper Mining History Like Never Before. Most Michiganders know that our state played a large role in the earliest days of the copper mining industry, but it’s easy to forget that we once sat at the very forefront of this booming business.

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Did Copper For The Old World's Bronze Age Come

2019-11-4  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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Ancient Brain Surgery from Michigan Mound -

2011-12-20  Ancient Brain Surgery from Michigan Mound. Equally mysterious are the Michigan copper mines. We today have no idea who mined the copper in Michigan starting from about 5000 BCE. But we know they opened many copper pits in the thousands across upper Michigan. We know they used mauls to chip out the ore.

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The Ancient Giants Who Ruled America - Graham

In association with the fabled ancient copper mines found in the Northern Peninsula of Michigan, the mica mines of North Carolina are the most significant natural resource site in North America. The importance of mica to the mound builder culture cannot be over-emphasized. Throughout the United States and Mexico, numerous mound builder burials ...

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Prehistoric Copper Mining in Michigan: The

2020-5-26  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

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Michigan's prehistoric copper mines U-M LSA

2018-4-26  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

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Copper mining history unearthed by Michigan state ...

2018-11-8  “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

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Copper mining on Isle Royale 6500– © The Author(s)

2015-4-7  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

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Copper Mines in Ancient North America – Expanded

2013-1-10  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

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Ancient Brain Surgery from Michigan Mound -

2011-12-20  Ancient Brain Surgery from Michigan Mound. Equally mysterious are the Michigan copper mines. We today have no idea who mined the copper in Michigan starting from about 5000 BCE. But we know they opened many copper pits in the thousands across upper Michigan. We know they used mauls to chip out the ore.

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Those Seafaring Copper-Mining Ancient Giants!

2014-4-26  Let's look at copper mining around the world: Wales: Great Orme Mines were found to not only be ancient mines, but to have ancient hammers inside that were of enormous proportions, much too heavy for a person to swing. It has put out tons of copper since the Bronze Age which began around 4000 BC. Michigan

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Archaeological History of Isle Royale and Ancient

2020-9-24  Ancient Copper Mining. Copper mining on Isle Royale is no recent thing--in fact it has spanned a period of more than 4,500 years. When man first arrived in the New World, perhaps 15,000 to 20,000 years ago, Isle Royale was still covered with thick glacial ice. By the time the ice receded from the Lake Superior Basin and Isle Royale rose above ...

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"Who Mined American Copper 5,000 Years Ago?" -

2009-4-15  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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Traces Of A 9,000-Year-Old Lost Unknown ... - Ancient

2014-8-11  rchaeologists exploring Lake Huron, one of the five Great Lakes of North America have found traces of an ancient lost civilization that is twice as old as Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Egypt. Many ancient secrets are buried beneath the waters. We still know very little about submerged ancient

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