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Champion Mine, Painesdale, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
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Photo: J. Nemitz
Latitude: 47°2'7"N
Longitude: 88°40'14"W
 
 
An underground copper mine consisting of four shafts in the town of Painesdale, south of Houghton. The Champion Mining Co. was organized in 1899 and came under control of the Copper Range Consolidated Co. in 1901. By the 1930's the mine was working the 48th level in #4 shaft, 4,800 ft. from the surface on the incline. This shaft was later extended to the 56th level, approx. 5,500 ft. from the surface on the incline. In 1945, the mine closed to remove equipment from below the 48th level to abandon that section of the mine. In 1948, the mine reopened with work on the 18th level of shaft #4. In 1954, #3 was reopened on the 18th and 12th levels. The mine closed in 1967. Minerals to be found here include copper crystals and wires, prehnite, and chalcocite.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Algodonite
Anilite
Azurite
Calcite
Chalcocite
'Chlorite Group'
Copper
Datolite
Domeykite
Epidote
Gypsum
Malachite
Muscovite
var: Sericite

Olivenite
Posnjakite
Quartz
Silver


17 entries listed. 15 valid minerals.

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References

The Mineralogical Record: 23: 29-41.

Rocks & Min.: 58:109.

Kilpela, T, 1995, The Hard Rock Mining Era in the Copper Country. 89 pp.

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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