Ancient Lake Superior Copper Mines

Ancient Mines of Kitchi Gummi Cypriot / Minoan Traders in

In this controversy the ancient copper mines of Lake Superior Kitchi Gummi have become an undeniable piece of hard evidence There have been several books written about the tremendous amounts of pure copper that was set free by the glaciers in Michigan s Upper Peninsula and Isle Royal There is undeniable proof of the mining and gathering of that copper in the distant past Some

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SHORES OF LAKE SUPERIOR

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Central Mine Copper Ghost Preserved in Michigan

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 The Central Mine fissure was discovered in the summer of 1855 after a shaft was sunk along the side of the pit The discovery was not only of rock rich in the metal but also large masses of almost pure native copper Over 40 tons of pure

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Phonecia Part 2

Good copper ore is abundant in Virginia North Carolina Tennessee Georgia Alabama and Arizona Ancient mining activity has been found in each of these states The most active though appears to have been the upper Michigan Peninsula On Isle Royale in Lake Superior and in northern Michigan thousands of worked copper mines were discovered as early as the sixteenth century by French Jesuit

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Ancient mining on the shores of Lake Superior

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Lake Sediments Record Prehistoric Lead Pollution Related

ancient copper mining pollution Lead concentrations were normalized to lithogenic metals and organic matter to account for processes that can influence natural or background lead delivery Nearly simultaneous lead enrichments occurred at Lake Manganese and Copper Falls Lake ∼8000 and 7000 years before present yr BP indicating that copper extraction occurred concurrently in at least

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Michigan Iron Mines

the Lake Superior region and the copper deposits of Michigan s Keweenaw Peninsula The rock units that record the story of Michigan iron are the Precambrian rocks in the immediate vicinity of Lake Superior They conform somewhat to a structural basin with Lake Superior at the center fig 2 especially in the area surrounding the southwestern part of Lake Superior The rocks are divided into

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Atlantis the Antediluvian World Part III Chapter VIII

And on the shores of this same American lake we find the ancient mines from which some people thousands of years ago derived their supplies of copper Sir W R Wilde says It is remarkable that so few antique copper implements have been found in Europe although a knowledge of that metal must have been the preliminary stage in the manufacture of bronze He thinks that this may be

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MICHIGAN LOCALITIES OF GEOLOGICAL INTEREST

above Lake Superior Dickinson County 4 Arcadian Copper Mine Located about one mile 1 Surface caving over abandoned Pewabic Iron Mine located about one mile east of Iron Mountain NW 32 40N 30W 2 Road side exposure of Randville Dolomite that features algae structures a sign of ancient life in the Pre Cambrian period located on the south side of Lake Antoine approximately 2 miles

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Great Lakes Copper Heist

It turns out that there were some 10 000 prehistoric copper mines found along the shores of Lake Superior The lake itself in ancient times was much larger periodically as much as 20% more area Also about 3 500 years ago there was a river that cut through what is now Wisconsin that was a branch of the Mississippi So one could sail a boat from the Gulf of Mexico straight up to Lake

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The Ancient Giants Who Ruled America

At the other end of the spectrum in Prehistoric Copper Mining in the Lake Superior Region published in 1961 Drier and Du Temple estimated that over billion pounds of copper had been mined from the region Since traditional researchers refuse to analyze European copper for its probable Michigan signature no one has been able to account for where all this copper ended up That it

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Mining Copper Mining in the Great Lakes USA

 · Ancient mining on the shores of lake superior Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge 13 4 1 32 Google Scholar Winters H D 1968 Value systems and trade cycles of the late archaic in the Midwest In L R Binford & S R Binford Eds New perspectives in archaeology pp 175 221 Chicago IL Aldine Google Scholar Wood A 1907 The ancient copper mines of lake superior

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Conflicted Over Copper How the Mining

 · Conflicted Over Copper How the Mining Industry Developed Around Lake Superior This is the first in a three part series that will explore the history of Lake Superior and the Boundary waters the communities affected by two proposed copper mines the arguments in favor and against the mines and what the mines might mean for the future of the

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Ancient Mining on the Shores of Lake Superior

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Bronze Age Copper Mining in Michigan by Norsemen

 · 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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Hollowed Ground Copper Mining and Community Building on

Hollowed Ground Copper Mining and Community Building on Lake Superior 1840s 1990s Great Lakes Books Series by Lankton Larry D

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Old Copper Culture

There has been little dispute over the last century that the primary copper sources that were exploited by the Old Copper Complex manufactures came from natural ore deposits spanning 120 miles along the southern shores of Lake Superior on the Keweenaw Peninsula This native metal has an exceptional ratio of pure copper typically over 95% The most heavily utilized mines were discovered at

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Prehistoric Mining

In North America there are ancient prehistoric copper mines along Lake Superior Indians availed themselves of this copper starting at least 5000 years ago and copper tools arrowheads and other artifacts that were part of an extensive native trade network have been discovered In addition obsidian flint and other minerals were mined worked and traded While the early French explorers

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Ancient America Aboriginal Mining

 · To obtain the copper the Indian people in the Lake Superior area conducted rather sophisticated mining operations The remains of some of these mines were first discovered in 1848 by Mr S O

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The Ancient Giants Who Ruled America

At the other end of the spectrum in Prehistoric Copper Mining in the Lake Superior Region published in 1961 Drier and Du Temple estimated that over billion pounds of copper had been mined from the region Since traditional researchers refuse to analyze European copper for its probable Michigan signature no one has been able to account for where all this copper ended up That it

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In Search of Ancient Copper Culture

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 The sudden

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Ancient Lake Superior Copper Mines

Ancient Lake Superior Copper Mines Oct 09 2021 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

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ancient copper mine in north america

 · The pure copper of Lake Superior has been discovered in prehistoric cultures throughout North and South America The mystery of their origin remains unsolved The mystery of their disappearance remains unsolved Many hammered copper knives arrow and spear heads and axes were recovered at ancient mining sites Some fine examples are on display at Fort Wilkins In 1842 the Chippewa ceded all

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Copper mining history unearthed by Michigan state

 · 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 occurred in the 1840s O Knapp a mining agent for a firm that would later become Minnesota Mining Company was

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research on prehistoric copper mining in copper country

 · Around the northern shore of Lake Superior and on the adjacent Ile Royale there are approximately 5 000 ancient copper mine workings In 1953 and 1956 Professor Roy Drier led two Michigan Mining and Technology expeditions to the sites Charcoal found at the base of the ancient mining pits yielded radio carbon dates indicating that the mines had been operated between 2021 and 1000

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The Ancient Copper Mines of Isle Royale

ancient copper mines of Isle Royale After an account of the exterior phenomena of the mines and an enumeration of the articles found in them an inquiry was instituted as to the race that wrought them and as to their relation to the Mound Builders and to the Indians As it has been admitted for several years that the Lake Superior miners were identical with the Mound Builders the inquiry

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[PDF] Illustrated Supplement To Paper On Prehistoric And

Prehistoric and Modern Copper Mines of Lake Superior Author S L Smith of Publisher ISBN OCLC 82527526 Category Page 26 View 646 DOWNLOAD & READ 191 By S L Smith of Copper mines and mining Pre historic and Modern Copper Mines of Lake Superior at a recent meeting of the Copper Producers Association clearly explains For any of those who have not I …

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The ancient copper mines of Lake Superior Jacob jr [from

The ancient copper mines of Lake Superior Author s Jacob jr [from old catalog] Houghton Year 1879 Summary This resource is a citation record only the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module NADB R and updated Most NADB R records consist of

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Keweenaw Michigan field trip

The Lake Superior Copper company tried to mine at Eagle River but was unsuccessful The area was wilderness when the first mines were discovered To set up a mining operation the company often had to clear land for a farm to grow food for the miners and the horses and mules used in the operations They set up blacksmith shops to help repair their machinery and to resharpen the drills used in

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Ancient mining on the shores of Lake Superior Whittlesey

Ancient mining on the shores of Lake Superior by Whittlesey Charles 1808 1886 Publication date [1863] Topics Indians of North America Industries Copper mines and mining Superior Lake Superior Lake Antiquities Publisher [Washington Smithsonian Institution] Collection robarts; toronto Digitizing sponsor MSN Contributor Robarts University of Toronto Language English 26

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Ancient mining on the shores of Lake Superior Whittlesey

Ancient mining on the shores of Lake Superior by Whittlesey Charles 1808 1886 Publication date 1863 Topics Copper mines and mining Publisher [Washington Smithsonian Institution] Collection Boston College Library; blc; americana Digitizing sponsor Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries Contributor Boston College Libraries Language English Volume 1 Addeddate 2021 05 13 18 06 40

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Cryptid Profile A Lake Superior Cave Monster — THE PINE

 · While many wouldn t guess that copper one of the few native metals which occurs naturally in a usable metallic form would be found within Lake Superior archeological evidence from the Superior region suggests that the metal has been mined by ancient peoples within the area from as far back as 3000 BC Some historians will even argue that copper mining around Superior took place …

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LORES LEGENDS AND LODES FROM LAKE SUPERIOR

But an exception is the renowned century old Lake Superior mining region in Northern Michigan USA of which many interesting lores and legends abound The 48 km wide Keweenaw Peninsula KP; also known as the Copper Country or the Upper Peninsula UP ; situated in the State of Michigan has an appearance of a narrow crooked thumb testing the cold blue waters of the Lake Superior An

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