The Making of a Mining District: Keweenaw Native Copper 1500-1870

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Wayne State University Press, Jan 1, 1992 - History - 297 pages
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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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Contents

ILLUSTRATIONS
10
KEWEENAW COPPER BEFORE 1800
18
AMATEURS PROFESSIONALS AND NATIVE COPPER
44
HENRY ROWE SCHOOLCRAFT MEETS THE KEWEENAW
60
DOUGLASS HOUGHTONCOPPER FINDS ITS COLUMBUS
97
THE COPPER REPORT AND THE COPPER RUSH
122
HOUGHTONTHE MISUNDERSTOOD PIONEER
149
CHARLES T JACKSON AND THE FEDERAL SURVEY
176
JACKSON AND THE EARLY MINING EFFORTS
194
THE MAKING OF A MINING DISTRICT
239
NOTES
252
REFERENCES CITED
275
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David J. Krause teaches in the Science Division at Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, Michigan. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

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