Gem Mining In Upper Michigan

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Fee Mining and Digging for Gems Minerals Gold Crystals

Fee Mining and Digging for Gems Minerals Gold Crystals Click a green state or blue link text to view fee mining locations Fee mining sites are places where you can pay a fee to dig pan or search for rocks minerals or gemstones and keep whatever you find

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13 Hidden Gems In Michigan You Need To Check Out

May 21 201513 Hidden Gems In Michigan You Need To Check Out Sometimes our most beloved hidden gems are right in front of us we just have to slow down and pay attention Here are 13 of them across the great Mitten State Whether you're a city dweller or prefer to bask in nature these spots are great places to unwind become inspired and enjoy yourself

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Where to Pan for Gold in Michigan

Both the upper and lower peninsula have produced fine gold throughout the rivers and creeks One noteworthy area is the Ropes Gold Mine north of Ishpeming in Michigan's Upper Peninsula In 1881 Julius Ropes discovered gold in some rock outcroppings there and formed the Ropes Gold and Silver Company to expand works on his new discovery

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Gold Panning Spots in Michigan

Decide Where to Go Marquette County along the shores of Lake Superior on the state's Upper Peninsula enjoys the reputation of having the highest concentration of gold but recreational prospectors may see a shine in their pan in state and national forests throughout the state and along the shores of the Great Lakes

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Rock Collecting in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Variety of books written on the history and geology of copper mining in the Keweenaw Peninsula 202 Ontonagon Street Ontonagon MI 49553 Phone 906-884-6618 Rock and Mineral Collecting at the Caledonia Native Copper Mine near Ontonagon Michigan for the rock collector or geologist Collect samples of copper silver datolite calcite epodote

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Jackson's Crossroads – Amethyst Mine

We were featured in the 2008 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show in the "50 Greatest American Mineral Mines" exhibit If you are interested in visiting the Jackson's Crossroads Amethyst Mine to find your own JXR Amethyst specimens please see the "Public Digging" section of this website We offer the general public the opportunity to

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Gems of Michigan Michigan Emeralds and Large Garnets

Jan 03 2010There are emeralds in Michigan Even though the colors of these emeralds are usually light they can still come in dark green to dark blue green Theses emeralds are found in an old iron mine in Marquette County If there was a myth of finding theses gems in Michigan it is no longer a myth

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Where to Find Rocks Minerals and Fossils in Michigan

The gemstone was officially designated as the state gemstone in 1973 Chlorastrolite is a variation of the mineral called pumpellyite Michigan is the only state where gem quality greenstone has been found The best quality gemstone has been obtained from the Isle Royale Mines in Lake Superior in Keweenaw County

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Michigan Stone Info

The byproduct was dumped into Lake Michigan and shows up from time to time on the beaches from Leland to Traverse City Michigan Greenstone Chlorastrolite This gemstone was made our Michigan State gem in 1972 It is unique to Isle Royale and a few old copper mines on the Keweenaw Peninsula The name translates to "Green Star Stone "

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What Gems Are Found in Minnesota?

Much of Minnesota's nearly 87 000 square miles borders or includes water The northeastern part of the state lies along Lake Superior while the state includes a phenomenal 11 842 distinct lakes Minnesota's sheer size and boisterous geological history contribute to the abundance of gemstones found there

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Copper mining in Michigan

The Michigan State Geologist Douglass Houghton (later to become mayor of Detroit) reported on the copper deposits in 1841 which quickly began a rush of prospectors Mining took place along a belt that stretched about 100 miles southwest to northeast through

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Gold

In the years following the establishment of this first mine more than 75 other gold mines and prospects were begun in the Upper Peninsula Some such as the Lake Superior and Michigan mines produced spectacularly rich specimens of gold-bearing quartz Other prospects consisted of only a few trenches and pits producing no more than traces of

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Top Attractions in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Bounded on three sides by Great Lakes Michigan's Upper Peninsula is a natural for water-related activities However forests cliffs and mountains beckon too Laze away warm summer days on lakes Superior Huron and Michigan Along the water you'll find grassy spots sandy dunes and rocky outcroppings Inland there are waterfalls and glacial lakes

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Public Mining Sites Parks Tours and Other Attractions

Jun 25 2018Empire Mine State Historic Park - The Empire Mine is the site of the oldest largest and richest gold mine in California From 1850 to its closing in 1956 it produced 5 8 million ounces of gold From 1850 to its closing in 1956 it produced 5 8 million ounces of gold

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Caledonia Mine Mass City Ontonagon Co Michigan USA

Caledonia Mine Mass City Ontonagon Co Michigan USA An underground copper mine consisting of two shafts and four adits located approx 40 miles SW of Houghton MI The Caledonia Mining Co was organized in 1863 after purchasing the Nebraska and Kansas Mining Co properties Operations continued until 1871 when Caledonia and

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Gold Prospecting Locations in Michigan

Jul 23 2014The Ropes Gold and Silver Company Mine is west by northwest from Ishpeming in Marquette County by three to five miles on the north side of the Marquette Iron Range and located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is a very noteworthy gold location It was the only major gold producer in Michigan

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Hidden treasures of Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Jul 22 2013Hidden treasures of Michigan's Upper Peninsula The most elegant may be 50-foot Tahquamenon Falls a curtain of bronze water 200 feet wide one of the largest cascades east of the Mississippi Countless others hide away in the pines especially around Marquette and Munising which produces its own map of area waterfalls

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Go on a Beer Road Trip Your Guide to Upper Peninsula

Mar 01 2018Keweenaw Brewing Company | Houghton KBC is the Upper Peninsula's most productive brewery drawing crowds from far and wide with brilliant aromatic and famously inexpensive craft brews KBC also distributes beer across Michigan and well into Wisconsin and Minnesota Grab a snack then head over to the lounge area to enjoy your beer (s)

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Rock Collecting Tour of the Eastern and Central Upper

Vein quartz is abundant at the Michigan Gold Mine a few miles west and north of Ishpeming Some fragments of quartz contain tourmaline a black shiny mineral in long needle-like crystals Other minerals such as barite a white platy heavy mineral and manganese-bearing minerals such as pyrolusite manganite and psilomelane can be collected near Ishpeming

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WELCOME TO DELAWARE MINE!

We are located on the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula in the northernmost part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula in the historic ghost town of Delaware Just off U S 41 we are 12 miles south of Copper Harbor and 38 miles north of Houghton Hours are 10 00am until 6 00pm est 7 days a week from mid-May until mid-October

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Chlorastrolite Michigan's Striking State Gemstone

In 1972 the governor of Michigan signed a bill designating chlorastrolite as the official state gem We often hear I thought Petoskey Stone was the State Stone?! The answer is Petoskey Stone is the State Stone and Greenstone is the State GEMstone It is found in the Keweenaw Peninsula of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Isle Royale

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Meetings And Events Of The Ishpeming Rock And Mineral Club

We'll be leaving at 9 30 to caravan to the mine Field Trip Safety Rules Regular meetings of the Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club are held at the Cliffs Shaft Mining Museum 501 W Euclid St Ishpeming Michigan Doors open at 1 00 pm to allow visitors time to view the club's mineral collection

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Active Mines and Mineral Plants in Michigan

Gypsum Whitmore Mine Michigan Gypsum Co Iosco 44 17700 -83 76500 M Gypsum Alabaster Mine US Gypsum Co Iosco 44 19500 -83 57400 M Gypsum Tawas Mine National Gypsum Co Iosco 44 24200 -83 72200 M Sand and Gravel Deerfield Plant Hubscher Son Inc Isabella 43 58610 -84 96527 M/P

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Collecting Copper in Michigan's Copper Country

Mar 25 2014Collecting Copper in Michigan's Copper Country During the period of most intense copper mining in Michigan many specimens of local minerals were donated to the museum Their collection of Michigan minerals is the finest in the world and there is a

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Greenstone Facts Keweenaw Gem Gift Michigan's Largest

The Michigan State Gem is commonly called Greenstone or Isle Royale Greenstone The correct mineral name is Chlorastrolite which is a variety of pumpellyite Chlorastrolite is found chiefly as small rounded pebbles on the beaches of Isle Royale in Lake Superior and also throughout the Keweenaw Peninsula associated with the native copper deposits

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Michigan Mining History

The copper-rich Keweenaw Peninsula the northernmost part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan juts 40 miles into Lake Superior from its south shore Although the copper mines are now silent the natural elements including forests low rolling hills Lake Superior and countless inland lakes and streams cool summer temperatures and hay fever-free days make this area one of the nation's overlooked gems

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Michigan Rockhounding

Michigan Rockhounding September 23 at 6 49 PM 🚨 🚨 🚨 Winners of the fantastic book giveaway have been announced Cynthia Zalewski Sherry Stiles Becky Wilson Alex Nemeth and Suzan Lang please private message University of Michigan Press Great Lakes to claim your prize!

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Five Tips for the Ultimate Late Season ORV Ride

Touring the mining towns and camping at the very tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula in Michigan's Upper Peninsula certainly is near the top However so are the long rides through uninterrupted forest and visits to the now small towns that were once major logging and fishing centers

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Surprised by a Michigan Mining Gem

Sep 19 2019"Surprised by a Michigan Mining Gem" It's sometimes surprising how the legacy of a big robust industry like mining can almost vanish overnight This group of enthusiastic volunteers has tackled the daunting task of preserving the rich (but endangered) iron mining heritage of the Marquette Range on one of the most iconic sites imaginable

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Find Rock Gem Mineral Shows in Michigan

October 2018 Tulip City Michigan Gem Show San Francisco Gem Society Show August Mineral Mining Geology Symposiums Bead Shows Start Date End Date Places Mineral / Rock Shop Mineral/Mining Museums Rail Tours (Historic Mines) Geo-Sites Fee-Collecting

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Welcome to the Adventure Mine!

The Adventure Mine is located 36 miles South of Houghton on highway M-26 It is a cooperating Heritage Site of the Keweenaw National Historical Park and provides underground tours of the historic Adventure Mine The mine opened in 1850 and operated until 1920 and is a native copper mine typical of the Keweenaw area

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16 Hidden Gems In The State Of Michigan

Aug 11 201516 Hidden Gems In The State Of Michigan 1 Miners Castle Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Munising Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is 42 miles of Lake Superior Shoreline but also extends to cover a radius of 72 236 acres of nature Another reason to love Michigan you get to experience all four seasons

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