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Dec 24 2014 There indigenous miners excavated the largest known preColumbian copper mine on top of Minong Ridge In nearby McCargoe Cove a deep inlet that cuts diagonally across the

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  • The Great Ancient Copper Mines Of Michigan Greater

    The Great Ancient Copper Mines of Michigan It is estimated that half a billion pounds Ref1 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

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  • Comments On America Unearthed Isle Royale Copper

    Jan 06 2013 What a great discussion of the great lakes copper matter Traces of Minoans in Michigan and Crete are pertinent to my study of the ancient people of the Great Lakes Area circa BCE 2200300 and my efforts to know them better I invite you to visit for an intro to what could well have been titled The last Minoan in America

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  • Dispelling Some Myths About The Old Copper Culture

    Popular literature contributes to the persistence of fantasy and mythology surrounding ancient copper mining in Michigan This paper points out some of the major elements of misstatement and myth revealed in current popular books and suggests why they are fallacious using current archaeological data about copper mining as counterpoint

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  • A Metal Of Power And Prestige The Ancient Copper Industry

    Aug 23 2017 For some time it was believed that the people who exploited the massive copper supplies from the North American Great Lakes region were members of a single cultural entity Diorama of Anishinaabe people mining copper near Lake Superior This FREE PREVIEW is just a taste of the great benefits you can find at Ancient Origins Premium

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  • Using Lakes To Map Ancient Copper Mining Youtube

    Aug 12 2015 USING LAKES TO MAP ANCIENT COPPER MINING by Dr David P Pompeani at the Copper and Culture Conference on Prehistoric Metal Working in the Lake Superior Region August 7 2015 Houghton Michigan

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  • Lake Superiors Ancient Copper Mining Mystery

    Lake Superior copper has been found as far west as the Rocky Mountains as far north as the Arctic and as far south as Louisiana The regions copper was almost entirely pure making preindustrial extraction possible The ancient miners dug around 5000 pits some with fivemetre deep shafts that included some tunnelling

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  • Michigan Copper In The Mediterranean Graham Hancock

    It is estimated that half a billion pounds Ref1 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

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  • The Mysterious Michigan Relics Michigans Otherside

    Here the link is made between the ancient copper mines on Isle Royal Michigan carbondated to 18001000 BC 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

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  • Those Seafaring Coppermining Ancient Giants

    Apr 26 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

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  • The Old Worlds Bronze Age Copper Was Mined In Michigan

    Aug 11 2018 The oxhides are all brittle blister copper with voids slag bits and oxides created when the oxhides were made in multiple pourings outdoors over wood fires Only Michigan Copper is of this purity and it is known to have been mined in enormous quantities during the Bronze Age httpswakefieldjs1

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  • How Do The Universities Know That The Ancient Copper Mines

    Jan 12 2010 A radiocarbon date of 1000 BC when the mines were worked out corresponds to King Davids reign in ancient Israel which then had a voracious appetite for copper ore Dr Fells book states the mining engineers conservatively estimated that at least 500 million pounds of metallic copper were removed from the ancient Great Lakes mines

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  • New Michigan Film Explores Ancient Great Lakes

    Great Lakes Copper Mines the latest documentary film produced by the the origins of the ancient people who extracted the upper Great Lakes region and Isle Royale 12 AMERICAS ANCIENT INDUSTRY premieres a thriving industry was flourishing in North America of native copper was being removed from shallow

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  • Prehistoric Copper Mining In Michigan

    Explorers in the nineteenth century found many pits and tools along rich copper seams in Michigans Upper Peninsulaevidence 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

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  • Who Mined American Copper 5000 Years Ago Ancient

    Apr 15 2009 The Old Copper Culture in the Great Lakes region was a group of hunter gatherers that existed from about 4000 BC to 1000 BC They started working the copper by knapping it like stone Although they nor did the Adena or Hopewell afterword smelt the copper they did eventually learn to anneal it with alternate heating and hammering

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  • Copper Mines In Ancient North America Expanded

    Jan 10 2013 It is not clear who these ancient miners were but we do know that the mining abruptly ended in 1200 BC This conveniently coincides with the end of the Bronze Age in Europe The copper located in the Lake Superior area is some of the purest copper in the world yet less than 1 has been discovered in America

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  • The Native American Legend Of The Ancient Origins

    Jul 19 2016 In prehistoric times large quantities of copper were mined on Isle Royale and the nearby Keweenaw Peninsula The region is scarred by ancient mine pits and trenches up to 20 feet deep Carbon14 testing of wood remains found in sockets of copper artifacts indicates that they are at

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  • Lake Superiors Ancient Copper Mining Mystery

    As for the ancient copper pits more careful estimates suggest that less than 15 billion pounds of copper was mined and that the mining activity ended 2000 years before the European Bronze Age which began roughly 5000 years ago This however only makes the industriousness of the ancient North American miners all the more impressive

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  • The Old Worlds Bronze Age Copper Was Mined In Michigan

    Aug 11 2018 American History classes generally mention NOTHING about the ancient copper mines in Michigans Upper Peninsula where an estimated 500000000 pounds of copper was mined from 5000 to 1200 BC Interestingly the mines were briefly reactivated on a smaller scale suddenly ending production around 1320 AD 10 years The Knights Templar

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  • Copper A World Trade In 3000 Bc Eye Of The Psychic

    The era around 3000 BC saw more than 500000 tons of copper being mined in the socalled Upper Peninsula in the American state of Michigan The largest mine was on Isle Royale an island in Lake Superior near the Canadian border

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  • Miners Left A Pollution Trail In The Great Lakes 6000

    Dec 24 2014 There indigenous miners excavated the largest known preColumbian copper mine on top of Minong Ridge In nearby McCargoe Cove a deep inlet that cuts diagonally across the

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  • Copper Mining In Michigan Wikipedia

    Annual production peaked in 1916 at 266 million pounds 121000 metric tons of copper Most mines closed during the great depression as a result of depressed copper prices Many mines reopened during World War II when wartime demand pushed copper prices higher The end of the war brought an end to high prices and nearly all companies closed

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  • Missing Prehistoric Michigans Halfbillion Pounds Of Copper

    Apr 18 2014 A value in 1898 dollars of 550 million Yet beneath each and every modern copper mine was an ancient pit mine The Old Copper Culture and its trade partners established a precedent worthy of continuing inquiry Research of the historical accounts from modern times many originating late in the 1800s yields a summary and crossreference

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  • King Solomons Mines The Egyptian Hebrew And

    Jan 31 2018 In the book The Ancient Giants Who Ruled America The Missing Skeletons and the Great Smithsonian Coverup by Richard J Dewhurst he writes that carbon dating from wood found in artifacts recovered from copper mines in Michigan have been determined to be 1000 to 10000 years old Researchers have determined a continuous mining history from at

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  • Ancient Mines Ancient Trenches

    The Great Orme Ancient Copper Mines on the Creuddyn Peninsula dates back to the Bronze Age The mines were originally dug out over 3500 years ago by miners using nothing more than

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  • Traces Of A 9000Yearold Lost Unknown Civilization

    Aug 11 2014 Archaeologists exploring Lake Huron one of the five Great Lakes of North America have found traces of an ancient lost civilization that is twice as old as Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Egypt Many ancient secrets are buried beneath the waters We still know very little about submerged ancient civilizations that once existed in the distant past

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  • Minoan Ancient America

    Ancient routes for the transport of Michigans copper have been traced downstream from the mines on Isle Royale and the Keweenaw Peninsula past storage pits with corroded copper in them and beyond Beaver Island with its ancient raised garden beds and huge 39stone circle

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  • Greece And World Minoan Colonies In America

    Aug 01 2013 One of the beaches veins of copper in Lake Superior in the US with traces of ancient mining Plutarch writes As to the great continent from which the great sea is contained in a circle from the other islands is less in distance but the Ogygia

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  • Great Lakes Copper Heist America Unearthed

    Have you heard of the Michigan Mining Mystery Last night on The History Channel H2 series America Unearthed Scott Wolter investigates the Great Lakes copper heist Between one to 15 Billion pounds of copper are estimated to be missing and unaccounted for from copper mines about Lake Superior

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