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Resolute Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USAi
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Resolute MineMine
Keweenaw Co.County
MichiganState
USACountry

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Tailings pile for the Resolute Mine

Resolute Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA
Tailings pile for the Resolute Mine

Resolute Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
47° 25' 45'' North , 88° 2' 8'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Copper Harbor108 (2017)11.9km
Ahmeek146 (2017)30.8km
Copper City187 (2017)31.0km
Laurium1,941 (2017)37.4km
Calumet703 (2017)37.5km


Commodities (Major) - Copper
Deposit Type: Fissure Copper Veins
Development Status: Past Producer
Deposit Model: 96: Native Cu
Host Rock Unit: Portage Lake Volcanics
Host Rock: Basalt

An underground copper mine consisting of one shaft located near Mandan. The Resolute Mining Company was organized in 1864 and began work on the Resolute Fissure. Little is known of this company as no mining reports or ore shipments are known to exist. In 1899, the mine was reorganized as the Resolute Copper Company and work began to de-water and stabilize the shaft which was at a depth of nearly 400 feet in depth and 2,000 feet of drifting. After this point, very little is known of the mine or its operations. Minerals to be found at the piles include copper, prehnite, and greenstones.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate
Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USAPeninsula

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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4 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 84:298-323.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.; Rocks & Minerals 84:298-323.
Datolite
Formula: CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Datolite9.AJ.20CaB(SiO4)(OH)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 54 - NESOSILICATES Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates
Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates with B in [4] coordination
Datolite54.2.1a.1CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
BBoron
B DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
O CalciteCaCO3
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
CaCalcium
Ca DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
CuCopper
Cu CopperCu

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
JOHNSON, A.M. AND GROTH, E.H., 1998, INVENTORY OF UNDERGROUND MINES, KEWEENAW COUNTY, P. 230-231, SITE ID # 420078, MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES.
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.
DeGood, L., 2011, Michigan Copper Mining Stocks and Bonds. 401 pp.


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