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Northwestern Mine, Central, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA

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The Northwestern Mine consists of 4 shafts and at least 1 adit. The Northwestern Mining Company was organized in 1845 and then reorganized in 1848. Work continued until 1857 and resumed again in 1863. All work ceased in 1865 and was absorbed by the Central Mining Company shortly after. 313,000 lbs. of refined copper was recovered from the mine. Copper, silver, analcime, and prehnite can be found on the poor-rock piles.

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References

Henwood, W.J. (1871): Observations on Metalliferous Deposits: On the Native Copper of Lake Superior. Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall 8(1), 385-489.

Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, 66

Butler, B.S., and Burbank, W.S., 1929, The Copper Deposits of Michigan. U.S. Geological Survey. Professional Paper 144. 238 pp.

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