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

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The Central Mine is located on a fissure deposit and consists of 4 shafts and 2 adits. The Central Mining Company was organized in 1854 and has the distinction of being the first mine to turn a profit in its first year of operation. Work continued until 1898 when all operations ceased. It was sold to the Frontenac Copper Company in 1905 and later absorbed by Calumet & Hecla. In its 44 years of operation, the Central produced 51 million lbs. of refined copper and a large amount of silver. This mine is a favorite of collectors for its wide variety of minerals that can be found.

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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.

Butler, B.S., and Burbank, W.S. (1929): The Copper Deposits of Michigan. USGS Prof. Paper 144, 238 pp.

The Copper Country Rock & Mineral Club (2001): Red Gold and Tarnished Silver, 2nd Ed., 44 pp.

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