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The Great Ancient Copper Mines of Michigan Greater

04/02/2013 The Great Ancient Copper Mines of Michigan. 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. Officially, no one

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The ancient copper mines of Michigan's Upper

09/10/2012 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

18/12/2018 Timeline of Michigan Copper Mining Prehistory to 1850. Colton’s 1872 Lake Superior Map Partial serpent artifact made of Lake Superior copper found at Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa. NPS Photo. 7,000 years ago 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

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The Old World’s Bronze Age Copper Was Mined in

11/08/2018 American History classes generally mention NOTHING about the ancient copper mines in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where an estimated 500,000,000 pounds of copper was mined from 5,000 to 1,200 B.C. (Interestingly, the mines were briefly reactivated on a smaller scale, suddenly ending production around 1320 A.D., +/-10 years. The Knights Templar, who discovered evidence of the

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Missing: Prehistoric Michigan’s Half-Billion Pounds of

18/04/2014 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.

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Copper mining in Michigan

The Michigan State Geologist Douglass Houghton (later to become mayor of Detroit) reported on the copper deposits in 1841, which quickly began a rush of prospectors. Mining took place along a belt that stretched about 100 miles southwest to northeast through Ontonagon, Houghton, and Keweenaw counties. Isle Royale, on the north side of Lake Superior, was extensively explored, and a smelter built, but no mining of an

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Miners Left a Pollution Trail in the Great Lakes 6000

24/12/2014 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

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Timeline of Michigan Copper Mining Prehistory to 1850

18/12/2018 Timeline of Michigan Copper Mining Prehistory to 1850. Colton’s 1872 Lake Superior Map Partial serpent artifact made of Lake Superior copper found at Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa. NPS Photo. 7,000 years ago 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

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Prehistoric Copper Mining in Michigan University of 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. Product Details. DOI: 10.3998/mpub.11395617. 6 x

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Copper I Michigan State University

Michigan’s unique contribution to archeology is found in the ancient copper mines of the Lake Superior region. The presence of copper in the rocks of the Keweenaw Peninsula has been known for centuries. Copper artifacts show that long before Europeans arrived, native Americans throughout the upper midwest used the metal for making a variety of ornaments, tools, utensils, and weapons. Much of

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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. Egyptian records had referred to them as the “Keftiu” or” Keftians”. The

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Copper Mines in Ancient North America Expanded Perspectives

10/01/2013 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 Royale, an island in Lake Superior near the Canadian border. They worked the rock by using fire and cold water to break the copper ore into smaller pieces.

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Those Seafaring Copper-Mining Ancient Giants!

26/04/2014 Michigan: Around 5000 BC time period, apparently Natives were mining copper in Michigan, according to the popular stories passed about in our history books. Yet, the remains of ancient giants have been found here and many of the large populations of giants uncovered were in the surrounding Great Lakes area. By the time the first European explorers arrived, the area was the

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Who Mined Copper in Ancient America?

25/06/2020 LINK: In the 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. The Minong Belt on Isle Royale has a distance of one and three quarter miles in length and is nearly four hundred feet wide. The copper pits range ten to thirty

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Did Copper For The Old World's Bronze Age Come From Mines

04/11/2019 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. What happened to the millions of

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Archaeological History of Isle Royale and Ancient Copper

24/09/2020 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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The Ancient Giants Who Ruled America Graham Hancock

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 have revealed a plethora of mica jewelry

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Prehistoric Copper Mining in Michigan University of 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

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Mysteries of Michigan An Copper Miners and Sacred Sites

The Menomonie Indians tell the story of MICHIBISSY, a deadly sea monster installed by. the ancient miners to guard the waters around Isle Royale in the Upper Great Lakes. region for the protection of its rich copper deposits. The Michibissy is also represented as the

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Copper mining on Isle Royale 6500– © The Author(s) 2014

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 AD 1610, Samuel de Champlain met with Native Americans on the St Lawrence River who

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Those Seafaring Copper-Mining Ancient Giants!

26/04/2014 Michigan: Around 5000 BC time period, apparently Natives were mining copper in Michigan, according to the popular stories passed about in our history books. Yet, the remains of ancient giants have been found here and many of the large populations of giants uncovered were in the surrounding Great Lakes area. By the time the first European explorers arrived, the area was the

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Did Copper For The Old World's 'Bronze Age' Come From

03/11/2019 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. What happened to the millions of

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Archaeological History of Isle Royale and Ancient Copper

24/09/2020 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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Here Are 11 Fascinating Photos Of Michigan's Copper Mining

31/12/2016 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. Here are 11 incredible photos that will help you gain an entirely new appreciation for the Great Lakes State’s

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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. The Minong Belt on Isle Royale has a distance of one

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PETROGLYPH OF A SAILING BOAT (Copper Harbor, Upper

08/12/2009 It held its First Conference on Ancient Copper in the town of Houghton, on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, July 10-12, 2009 (Refs.1-3). One of the activities during the conference was a visit to the petroglyphs near Copper Harbor, on the northern tip of Keweenaw Peninsula. The most beautiful glyph is a hugh sailing boat, shown in Fig.1. In antiquity, the natural harbor of this town was

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

15/04/2009 Relatively little is known about these ancient miners, but, many theories abound regarding this group of prehistoric miners. 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

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