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Who Mined Copper in Ancient America? Ghost Hunting

2020-6-25  The Menomonie Indians of North Wisconsin possess a legend that speaks about the ancient mines. They described the mines as being worked by “light skinned men”, who were able to identify the mines by throwing magical stones on the ground, which made the ores that contained copper ring like a

The Great Ancient Copper Mines of Michigan Greater

2013-2-4  The Great Ancient Copper Mines of Michigan. It is estimated that half a billion pounds (Ref.1) 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.

BBC Earth The ancient copper mines dug by children

2016-4-21  The ancient copper mines dug by children . the only place in Britain where tin is mined is Cornwall, a roughly 300-mile (480km) boat trip south from the Great Orme. It turned out to be the

60 Centuries of Copper: Early Copper Mining in Britain

2021-1-21  There were some small Roman copper mines at Llandudno, where an open-cast on Great Orme's Head yielded a coin of Aurelian (A.D. 270) and many more recent ones have been found in the spoil-heaps. This ore was copper carbonate. There was a large Roman mine at Llanymynech and another at Machynlleth, the former comprising a large number of cone

The ancient copper mines of Michigan's Upper Peninsula

2012-10-9  In his 1879 text entitled Ancient Copper Mines of Lake Superior, John Jacob Houghton relates, beginning on page 141: On the south shore of Lake Superior the works of the ancient miners extend over a district of country comprising what is known as the Trap Range, having a length of one hundred and fifty miles through Keweenaw, Houghton and Ontonagon Counties, Michigan, with a

Copper Mines in Ancient North America Expanded

2013-1-10  It is not clear who these ancient miners were, but we do know that the mining abruptly ended in 1,200 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

How Did Copper Mining Evolve in Bronze Age Britain?

2020-8-1  Some of the first metal objects in western and northern Britain were mainly made with Irish copper. Mining began in Britain a couple of centuries after Ross Island in Mid-Wales and at Pary’s Mountain, Anglesey between 2200 and 2000 BC (Timberlake & Marshall 2013; Williams &

Did Copper For The Old World's 'Bronze Age' Come From

2019-11-3  As Steven Collins has pointed out, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that the ancient Israelite Phoenicians were the first to develop the massive copper mines on the shores of Lake Superior in about 2,000 B.C., and they may have used the local Indians as labor for the mines. These could indeed be part of legendary “King Solomon’s Mines”.

Miners Left a Pollution Trail in the Great Lakes 6000

2014-12-24  Miners Left a Pollution Trail in the Great Lakes 6000 Years Ago . Scientists find evidence of ancient copper mining in polluted lake sediments from Isle Royale

The Ancient Copper Mines Of America recentlyheard

2021-5-14  The waterways were also at a higher level facilitating travel. As the copper float became scarce, digging would have been necessitated. It is estimated from the thousands of pits found on Keweenaw peninsula, and hundreds more on Isle Royale that at least 500 million pounds of copper were extracted by these early people.

Copper Mines in Ancient North America Expanded

2013-1-10  It is not clear who these ancient miners were, but we do know that the mining abruptly ended in 1,200 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

Ancient Copper Mining in the Upper Peninsula mynorth

2008-12-18  “The first public announcement, so far as we are aware, of the remains of ancient mines in the copper region is that by Mr. S.O. Knapp, agent of the Minnesota Mining Company, in 1848

Archaeological History of Isle Royale and Ancient Copper

2020-9-24  Ancient Copper Mining. Copper mining on Isle Royale is no recent thing--in fact it has spanned a period of more than 4,500 years. When man first arrived in the New World, perhaps 15,000 to 20,000 years ago, Isle Royale was still covered with thick glacial ice.

60 Centuries of Copper: Early Copper Mining in Britain

2021-1-21  There were some small Roman copper mines at Llandudno, where an open-cast on Great Orme's Head yielded a coin of Aurelian (A.D. 270) and many more recent ones have been found in the spoil-heaps. This ore was copper carbonate. There was a large Roman mine at Llanymynech and another at Machynlleth, the former comprising a large number of cone

The Ancient Copper Mines of America EzineArticles

The only thing that we can know with certainty is that these people were here, they were here in the ages that man first started using copper, and that artifacts made from the copper they mined can be found in the ruins of many ancient cultures. Perhaps these early miners left no trace other than the tools they left in their mining pits.

MINING GREECE ANCIENT MINES

2021-3-15  The ancient Greeks used bronze, a mix of tin and copper, for their weapons and tools. Later, iron was used because it produced harder tools and weapons. Athens found a large amount of silver in the mines at Laurium. At its peak, Athens had over 20,000 slaves mining at Laurium.

The Ancient History of Copper ThoughtCo

2020-1-25  The ability to extract copper from ore bodies was well-developed by 3000 BCE and critical to the growing use of copper and copper alloys. Lake Van, in present-day Armenia, was the most likely source of copper ore for Mesopotamian metalsmiths, who used the metal to produce pots, trays, saucers, and drinking vessels.

How Did Copper Mining Evolve in Bronze Age Britain?

2020-8-1  Some of the first metal objects in western and northern Britain were mainly made with Irish copper. Mining began in Britain a couple of centuries after Ross Island in Mid-Wales and at Pary’s Mountain, Anglesey between 2200 and 2000 BC (Timberlake & Marshall 2013; Williams &

Did Copper For The Old World's 'Bronze Age' Come From

2019-11-3  As Steven Collins has pointed out, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that the ancient Israelite Phoenicians were the first to develop the massive copper mines on the shores of Lake Superior in about 2,000 B.C., and they may have used the local Indians as labor for the mines. These could indeed be part of legendary “King Solomon’s Mines”.

Archaeological History of Isle Royale and Ancient Copper

2020-9-24  Ancient Copper Mining. Copper mining on Isle Royale is no recent thing--in fact it has spanned a period of more than 4,500 years. When man first arrived in the New World, perhaps 15,000 to 20,000 years ago, Isle Royale was still covered with thick glacial ice.

Ancient Copper Mining in the Upper Peninsula mynorth

2008-12-18  “The first public announcement, so far as we are aware, of the remains of ancient mines in the copper region is that by Mr. S.O. Knapp, agent of the Minnesota Mining Company, in 1848

Copper Mining History and Copper Harbor Michigan

2021-5-6  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 crude hammering stones with which the pits had been worked.

60 Centuries of Copper: Early Copper Mining in Britain

2021-1-21  There were some small Roman copper mines at Llandudno, where an open-cast on Great Orme's Head yielded a coin of Aurelian (A.D. 270) and many more recent ones have been found in the spoil-heaps. This ore was copper carbonate. There was a large Roman mine at Llanymynech and another at Machynlleth, the former comprising a large number of cone

The Origins of Copper Mining in Europe

They were formed by the slow decom­ position of chalcopyrite, a copper-iron sulfide associated with the iron ore mag­ netite that is present in th limestone. Magnetite was mined in open-pit oper­ ations at Rudna Glava until as recently as 1968. These operations destroyed a number of the ancient copper-ore mine shafts before anyone recognized

The Ancient History of Copper ThoughtCo

2020-1-25  The ability to extract copper from ore bodies was well-developed by 3000 BCE and critical to the growing use of copper and copper alloys. Lake Van, in present-day Armenia, was the most likely source of copper ore for Mesopotamian metalsmiths, who used the metal to produce pots, trays, saucers, and drinking vessels.

ANCIENT MINES

2021-5-15  Ancient copper mines. Ancient mines of the Stone Age in which our ancestors worked, mining for aliens minerals, are found in various regions of planet in Urals Mountains, in Pamir, in Tibet, in Western Siberia, in the Northern and the South America, Africa.

How Did Copper Mining Evolve in Bronze Age Britain?

2020-8-1  Some of the first metal objects in western and northern Britain were mainly made with Irish copper. Mining began in Britain a couple of centuries after Ross Island in Mid-Wales and at Pary’s Mountain, Anglesey between 2200 and 2000 BC (Timberlake & Marshall 2013; Williams &

‘Out of the Mountains You Will Mine Copper’ (Deuteronomy

2013-12-1  When the Israelites were poised to enter the Promised Land, Moses told them: “Out of the mountains of [the land] you will mine copper.” (Deuteronomy 8:7-9) Archaeologists have discovered in Israel and Jordan a number of ancient mining and smelting sites, such as Feinan, Timna, and Khirbat en-Nahas.What do those sites reveal?

Dispelling some Myths about the Old Copper Culture

2018-8-14  "Let me add quickly that these fables more or less afford positive proof against the possibility that early Indian races were the original ancient copper mining people"(Sodders 1990:15). FACT : Fortunately there is an extensive body of scholarship about Ojibwa myth and world view related to copper (Bourgeois 1994; Hamell 1987, Vecsey 1983).