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The Colorful History of Mining in the Keweenaw Copper Country

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The Colorful History of Mining in The Keweenaw Copper Country by Tauno Kilpela.

Paperback.  32 pages.
Genres:  history, nonfiction.


The first mining of native copper in the Lake Superior district was done by ancient people of whom history gives little account. This work gives insight on this early history of the Upper Peninsula and mass copper mining, the shipment of supplies and equipment to earlyday Keweenaw mining settlements, the changeover from fissure vein to lode mining, and Big Time Mining on the Keweenaw Peninsula from 1870-1929.

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