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

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

by David J Krause


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814324073
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Publication date: 12/01/1992
Series: Great Lakes Books Series
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 920,804
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

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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