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Miners Left a Pollution Trail in the ...

 · 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''s Isle Royale National Park. The site contains remnants of a 19th century copper mine as well as evidence of prehistoric mining activity.

The Ancient Copper Mines of Isle Royale

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Isle Royal No. 4 shaft, Isle Royal Mines, Houghton ...

Isle Royal No. 4 shaft, Isle Royal Mines, Houghton, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA : One of the Isle Royale Mine shafts. No pile remains for collecting.

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.

Missing: Prehistoric Michigan''s Half-Billion Pounds of Copper

2014-4-18 · Engineering and Mining Journal. "Ancient Copper Mines of Isle Royle," Professor N.H. Winchell. Volume XXXII. July to December, 1881. Scientific Publishing Co, New York Ibid Michigan History Magazine, "Michigan''s Most Ancient Industry: the …

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

2015-4-7 · McCargoe Cove; a long, narrow inlet of Lake Superior on Isle Royale that receives drainage from a watershed that contains numerous ancient copper mines. At McCargoe Cove, concentrations of lead, copper, and potassium increase in the sediments after AD 1860 and between 6500 and 5400 years before AD 1950 (yr BP). Metal pollution increases at ...

Archaeological History of Isle Royale and Ancient Copper ...

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 ...

The Ancient Copper Mines of Isle Royale

2021-2-18 · Ancient Copper Mines of Isle Royale. was one that has prevailed in nearly all parts of the earth, and among nearly all nations. Reference was made to the Scythian mounds, to the Celtic, to the Japanese, and to those of New Zealand; to the tumulus of the heroic age of Greece, as sung by Homer; to the customs of the Persians and the

Selected Readings on Ancient Copper and Ancient …

2021-6-28 · Prehistoric Copper Mining in Isle Royale National Park, Michigan MA Thesis (Anthropology), University of Utah, 1963 (Photocopy available at Michigan Tech Archives) 77 pages, text with footnoted sources, 11-page bibliography F572 .I8 B3 Aboriginal Research Club (various authors) The Ancient Copper Mines of Northern Michigan Aboriginal Research ...

Dispelling some Myths about the Old Copper Culture

2018-8-14 · 1990 Mining on Minong: copper mining on Isle Royale. Michigan History 74 (3) (May/June):19-25. Martin, Patrick E., Susan R. Martin, and Michael Gregory 1994 Technical report: 1987-1988, Isle Royale archaeology. Report of Investigations 16. Michigan Technological University Archaeology Laboratory, Houghton, MI.

Isle Royal Mines, Houghton, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA

Isle Royal Mines, Houghton, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA : An underground copper mine consisting of 14 shafts located south of Houghton. The Ohio and Isle Royale Company was organized in 1852 to explore the island of Isle Royale in Lake Superior. The same ...

Copper mining on Isle Royale 6500–5400 years ago ...

2014-11-28 · We analyzed metal, carbon, nitrogen, and organic matter concentrations to document past mining pollution in sediment cores recovered from McCargoe Cove; a long, narrow inlet of Lake Superior on Isle Royale that receives drainage from a watershed that contains numerous ancient copper mines.

Who Mined Copper in Ancient America?

2020-6-25 · 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 feet deep with connecting tunnels; one archaeologist estimated that their digging would take …

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 Peninsula and Isle Royale ...

ON THE TIMING OF THE OLD COPPER COMPLEX IN …

Prehistoric copper mining in Michigan: The nineteenth-century discovery of "ancient diggings" in the Keweenaw Peninsula and Isle Royale. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Museum of Anthropology, The University of Michigan.CrossRef Google Scholar

Disclosed: The Lake Superior Anomaly

Thousands of ancient mines dot the landscape of Isle Royale and the neighboring Keweenaw Peninsula. Estimates regarding the amounts of copper mined in ancient times is upwards of a half billion pounds! Lake core samples and carbon dating have placed …

The Influence of Stonehenge on Minoan Navigation and …

2021-7-7 · inated from the ancient Isle Royale copper mines on Lake Superior. Lake Superior! That was an ocean away from the Mediterranean 4300 years ago! In fact, the Uluburun wreck museum at Bodrum, Turkey, claims that the copper ingots likely originated in Michigan. In any event the copper min-ing operation on Isle Royale consisted of nearly 5000 mines ...

Michigan''s Atlantis

2017-10-11 · The ancient pits and trenches led to the discovery of many of the copper deposits that were mined in the 19th century.[8] The remoteness of the island, combined with the small veins of copper, caused most of the 19th-century mines to fail quickly.

Miners Left a Pollution Trail in the Great Lakes 6000 Years Ag…

Archaeological History of Isle Royale and Ancient Copper ...

The Great Ancient Copper Mines of Michigan

2013-2-4 · 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.

The Ancient Copper Mines of America

The Ancient Copper Mines of America. The mining of metal in America started long before the advent of the gold rush era or before the first explorers came to claim and settle this new frontier. It was not until the advent of carbon dating that anyone realized how long mining had been going on in America. The path of the discovery of ancient ...

4,500-year-old Isle Royale copper mining district named ...

2021-2-4 · HOUGHTON, MICH. -- An ancient copper mine in Isle Royale National Park has been designated a National Historic Landmark. The newly designated landmark, known as the Minong Mine Copper Mining ...

Ancient native copper mines on Isle Royale named …

2021-2-5 · Ancient native copper mines on Isle Royale named national landmark Indigenous people mined copper 4,500 years ago on the Lake Superior island, using it for knives and spear tips.

Keweenaw County Mines

2012-5-21 · On Isle Royale: American Mining Co. Amygdaloid Mine : July 16 1860 : Amygdaloid and Isle Royale Mines on Isle Royale : January 02 1882 : Ancient Mining Co. Isle Royale : December 01 1874 : Anglo Mine : American Land and Mining Co. April 29 1854 : Arnold Mine : Arnold Mining Co. May 05 1864: Started as Copper Falls - Owl Creek & Copper Falls ...

ABORIGINAL COPPER MINES OF ISLE ROYALE, LAKE …

ABORIGINAL COPPER MINES OF ISLE ROYALE, LAKE SUPERIOR ABORIGINAL COPPER MINES OF ISLE ROYALE, LAKE SUPERIOR HOLMES, WILLIAM H. 1901-10-12 00:00:00 In the spring of 1892 the writer was engaged in gathering material for the anthropological exhibit of the Smithsonian Institution at the Worldâ s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. It was intended that a leading feature of the exhibit …

Prehistoric copper mines and long human history earns …

HOLMES] ABORIGINAL COPPER MINES OF ISLE ROYALE 687 gentle slope rises to a low ridge, which, at most, is not more than three or four hundred feet in height, while on the left is a low, abrupt bluff, as indicated in the section (figure 73). LZ a a. FIG. 73 -General section of McCargoe''s Cove copper mines. a, Slope of ridge with ancient pit-

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

 · Around 10,000 prehistoric Copper miners pits on the South Shore of Lake Superior and on Isle Royale attest to a large and thriving prehistoric culture based on Copper Mining in this area. Relatively little is known about these ancient miners, but, many theories abound regarding this group of prehistoric miners.

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

2014-12-24 · Miners Left a Pollution Trail in the Great Lakes 6000 Years Ago. Scientists find evidence of ancient copper mining in polluted lake sediments from Isle Royale …

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 evidence of …

Copper mines many millennia old on Isle Royale …

2021-2-5 · The largest and most productive 19th-century mine on Isle Royale, the Minong Mining Company, extracted more than half a million pounds of copper in the nine years between 1874 and 1883. The merging of the two stories, the archaic mining before European contact, and later, industrial extraction, are still well represented at the site.