The Making of a Mining District: Keweenaw Native Copper 1500-1870
The Keweenaw Peninsula of northern Michigan is the only place on earth where large amounts of copper are found in the pure metallic "native" state. The Making of a Mining District is the first book to fully document how the value of these unique deposits came to be recognized, from the time Europeans first became aware of the native copper shortly after 1500 to the establishment of the region as one of the great copper mining districts of the world.
Krause focuses on the period from 1820 to 1865, when the district's true mining potential became clearer to many and when American science changed from a pleasant amateur diversion into a more rigorous professional discipline, a change clearly reflected in attitudes toward this unique region.
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KEWEENAW COPPER BEFORE 1800
AMATEURS PROFESSIONALS AND NATIVE COPPER
HENRY ROWE SCHOOLCRAFT MEETS THE KEWEENAW
DOUGLASS HOUGHTONCOPPER FINDS ITS COLUMBUS
THE COPPER REPORT AND THE COPPER RUSH
HOUGHTONTHE MISUNDERSTOOD PIONEER
CHARLES T JACKSON AND THE FEDERAL SURVEY
JACKSON AND THE EARLY MINING EFFORTS
THE MAKING OF A MINING DISTRICT