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Seneca #2 Mine (Gratiot Mine), Mohawk, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA

Latitude: 47°18'54"N
Longitude: 88°20'44"W
The Gratiot Mine was opened by the Seneca Mining Company in 1910 to mine the highly profitable Kearsarge Lode. This mine is actually the Seneca No. 2 shaft but is referred to in most books as the Gratiot. In 1945, Calumet and Hecla Mining Company purchased the Gratiot Mine and operated it until 1966 when it ceased operation. Several minerals can be found at the rock piles that still exist, including copper, silver, epidote, prehnite, domeykite, and algodonite.

Mineral List

Algodonite
Analcime
Baryte
Calcite
Chalcocite
Copper
Datolite
Epidote
Natrolite
Prehnite
Quartz


11 entries listed. 11 valid minerals.

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References

Kaminski-Hamka, T., 2011, The Copper Mines of Keweenaw County, Michigan. Copperlady Press, 150 pp.

The Copper Country Rock & Mineral Club, 2001, Red Gold and Tarnished Silver, 2nd Ed.

Clarke, D.H., 1976, Copper Mines of Keweenaw; Seneca Mining Co., no. 10, 24 pp.

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