Present Day History of the Copper Country begins with the two big mining companies the Calumet and Hecla and the Copper Range Railroad make substantial investments into the Copper Country to mine its wealth. Initially, the only way into the Copper Country was by boat on Lake Superior, very treacherous and season .
60 Centuries of Copper. Intended for the reader who is interested in the general history of copper mining, the development of metal working processes and the uses of copper through the past six thousand years. Based on Sixty Centuries of Copper by B Webster Smith which was published by the UK Copper Development Association in 1965.
The Pittsburgh and Boston Mining Company begins mining near Copper Harbor. The operation is abandoned in 1845 after a $28,000 investment, but only $2,968 returned. Though the company produced little copper, it was the first serious American mining attempt.
Copper mining in the United States has been a major industry since the rise of the northern Michigan copper district in the 1840s. In 2017 the United States produced 1.27 million metric tonnes of copper, worth $8 billion, making it the world39;s fourth largest copper producer, after Chile, China, and Peru.
Completed by three MSU seniors after visiting the Michigan Historical Museum.
The fire claims the lives of 30 men and boys. While this remains the deadliest single accident in the history of Keweenaw mining, men continue to be killed or seriously injured from cave ins, misfired explosions, and other mining accidents almost daily.
Copper Mining History and Copper Harbor Michigan. A Short History of Copper Mining. Copper was first mined in this area by an ancient vanished race between 5,000 and 1,200 bc. These miners left no burial grounds, dwellings, pottery, clay tablets or cave drawings. What was left behind was thousands of copper producing pits and more thousands of ...