Upper Peninsula Genealogical & Historical Societies | NMU ...

2021-11-26 · Includes all of Houghton County. 1917-18 Polk''s Michigan State Gazetteer including a business directory of Windsor and Walkerville, Ontario with latest map of Michigan, v.45 as well as Polk Directories Houghton and surrounding communities from 1837-1939 (non-inclusive); local and Upper Peninsula newspapers on microfilm; Reports of the Inspector ...

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2021-1-21 · 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.

UP Museums: Displays of objects--the Upper Peninsula ...

2021-10-29 · UP Museums: Displays of objects--the Upper Peninsula, Michigan, USA. Agate: Gitche Gumee Agate and History Museum; large collection of incredible Lake Superior agates; Grand Marais. Air Heritage: K. I. Sawyer Heritage Museum; works to promote and preserve the heritage and aviation history of K.I. Sawyer and honor veterans; located at closed ...

Huge Upper Peninsula mine OK''d despite major concerns

2019-8-13 · Upper Peninsula mine approved despite major concerns from DEQ and EPA staff, records show. Over and over, Michigan environmental regulators sounded alarms as they reviewed a proposed large, open ...

Timeline of Michigan Copper Mining Prehistory to 1850 ...

2018-12-18 · The Upper Peninsula is added to Michigan after the state relinquished its claim to land around Toledo, Ohio. 1840 Douglass Houghton, state geologist of Michigan, publishes a report on the geology of the Upper Peninsula and describes the Keweenaw''s copper deposits.

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2021-1-21 · IRON MINING: WHERE AND WHY? It was called the barren waste, this land that is now Michigan''s Upper Peninsula. However, since its first iron ore shipment of two hundred pounds in 1846, the Upper Peninsula mines (below) have produced well over one billion tons of …

Recorded in Stone

Opportunities for work in resource extractive industries like lumbering, fishing, and mining brought many Swedish migrants to Michigan, particularly Upper Peninsula. Most found employment in mining, lumbering, fishing, shipping, railroad construction, while others provided food, housing, and other commercial, cultural, and social services.

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2015-1-1 · The men of the search party formed the Jackson Mining Company on July 23, 1845, and iron mining in Michigan officially began. A furnace producing wrought iron from iron ore was erected on the Carp River, and it was there that …

Mining in Michigan: A focus on nonferrous mineral extraction

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7 Great Cities in the Upper Peninsula – Great Lakes Proud

Escanaba. With its population of 12,616, Escanaba is the third-largest city in the Upper Peninsula. It is located at the banana belt, and is named after the Escanaba River that flows into the Little Bay de Noc of Lake Michigan. In the past, Escanaba was an Ojibwa village which became American settlement in the mid 19th century.

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 …

Collecting Copper in Michigan''s Copper Country

2014-3-25 · 906-370-1131. 202 Ontonagon St, Ontonagon. Michigan 49953. The Caledonia Mine is a fee dig site that requires an advance reservation. When digging at this site, collectors are given a large pile of stockpiled copper ore and …

Guide To Researching Michigan Copper Mining Companies

2021-6-28 · as History of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (1883, F572.N8 H67), which provide contemporary accounts of mines and mining companies, and modern publications, such as Lankton''s Cradle to Grave (1991, HD 9539.C7 U548) and Thurner''s Strangers and

A Copper Mine Millionaire''s Mansion in Michigan''s UP

2021-11-12 · A Copper Mine Millionaire''s Mansion in Michigan''s UP. A Neoclassical mansion tucked away in Laurium — a small town of otherwise modest houses on the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan''s Upper Peninsula — is proof that mineral wealth generated by mining in the Edwardian era fueled a building boom. Mining company executives lived large at ...

Timeline | Upper Peninsula Iron Mining: Growth after the ...

A Brief History of Mining in the Upper Peninsula. 1844: Iron ore is discovered in the Upper Peninsula by William A. Burt, the United States deputy surveyor. (27) 1845: The first major discovery of ore is made near Negaunee, Michigan. (28) July 23: The Jackson Mining Company is formed. The Jackson Mine is opened in Negaunee, Michigan.

How Michigan''s worst mining disaster left 51 dead, most ...

2016-11-3 · The Barnes-Hecker mine was located in Marquette County''s Ely Township in Michigan''s Upper Peninsula. The mine site is now on private property. The story of the tragedy is unknown to many, even in ...

Judge rejects controversial Upper Peninsula mine''s ...

2021-1-5 · Aquila Resources Inc. proposes to mine for gold, zinc and copper within 150 feet of the river — in the western U.P. on the Michigan-Wisconsin border — …

Copper Country Road Trips: Copper Mining sites in the ...

2021-10-19 · The Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan was the most important site in the world for pure native copper. Mining operations began in 1845 and continued until 1968. During that time over 7 million tons of refined copper were recovered from the Keweenaw''s native copper mines. From 1845 to 1865, the Keweenaw Peninsula mines accounted for three-fourths ...

Michigan Rockhounding Location Guide & Map – …

2021-11-29 · Michigan is one of the best states in the U.S. for rockhounding thanks to its proximity to the Great Lakes and recent geological history. Famous for their Petoskey Stones, the extensive shorelines of Michigan are must-visit …

Prehistoric Copper Mining in Michigan: The Nineteenth ...

2020-5-26 · 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 …

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2021-3-2 · 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, …

Prehistoric Copper Mining in Michigan: The Nineteenth ...

Prehistoric Copper Mining in Michigan: The Nineteenth-Century Discovery of "Ancient Diggings" in the Keweenaw Peninsula and Isle Royale (Anthropological Papers Series) (Volume 99) [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 …

Copper deposits of the western Upper Peninsula of …

2013-3-5 · Copper deposits of the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan Theodore J. Bornhorst A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological University, 1404 E. Sharon Avenue, Houghton, Michigan 49931, USA Robert J. Barron Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive,

Explore Upper Peninsula Mines and Mine Museums | …

2021-11-23 · On a fall drive through the Upper Peninsula, the copper boom still echoes throughout the tours, scenic routes and historic sites. Grab a hard hat, a …

Environmental Impacts of Mining in the Keweenaw

2017-11-15 · Copper mining was extensive in the Keweenaw. As in, every city and town on the Keweenaw has its origins in the copper mining industry extensive. Copper mining formed the backbone of the economy here and similarly, copper …

THE 5 BEST Upper Peninsula Mines (with Photos)

These are the best places for kid-friendly mines in Upper Peninsula: Adventure Mining Company. Iron Mountain Iron Mine. Quincy Mine. See more mines for kids in …

Calumet and Hecla Railroad | Upper Peninsula Wiki | Fandom

2021-11-18 · Calumet and Hecla Railroad was a private railroad company owned by Calumet and Hecla Mining Company. The railroads main line ran down from the Conglomerate lode mines in Calumet to a stretch of C&H industrial complexes along Torch Lake. These included the stamp mill and reclamation plant at Lake Linden, as well as the Smelter and coal docks a mile south …

Highland Copper Company, Copper Price, Mining, …

Project Overview The -owned Copperwood Project is located in Gogebic County in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, USA within the Porcupine Mountains copper district (Figure CW 1) June 2018, Highland Copper published the results of a feasibility study prepared by G Mining Services Inc. (Link to Feasibility Study Report) Copperwood is a low cost, low capital intensity …

Michigan Gold: Mining in the Upper Peninsula: Fountain ...

It is very thoroughly researched, and provides a wealth of historical and statistical information on the gold mines of Michigan''s Upper Peninsula. Snippets of Michigan''s social and cultural history make the book more than a mere prospector''s primer. There is also a generous amount of discussion devoted to mining technology.

Towns and Cities of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

2021-10-18 · Eagle Harbor, MI is located on M-26, 13 miles west of Copper Harbor in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Eagle Harbor is a quaint harbor town and the home of a famous lighthouse compound, complete with museums and a life saving station. Great spot for Northern Lights and 4 season recreation.

Iron Mines in Michigan

2014-8-28 · 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 ...

Mining in Michigan: A focus on nonferrous mineral …

2016-2-26 · 1870s, Michigan''s ore production passed the 1 million ton mark with production peaking in 1920. Today, two iron mines remain active in Michigan''s Upper Peninsula—the Tilden Mine and the Empire Mine, both in the Marquette Range. Industrial copper mining began in the 1860s. During the earlier years of the copper mining era, Michigan ...

Copper and silver mine approved in Michigan''s Upper ...

2013-3-19 · IRONWOOD, MI — A permit for a new copper and silver mine in Michigan''s Upper Peninsula has been approved, as the region is undergoing a "mining boom."