Wolverine No. 2 shaft, Wolverine Mine, Wolverine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||47° 16' 10'' North , 88° 24' 35'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||47.26944,-88.40972|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate|
The Wolverine No. 2 has been made famous in recent years by the discovery of copper included agate nodules encased in basalt. For more information concerning the mining history of the entire mine complex, see the Wolverine Mine locality page.
15 valid minerals.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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1000 - 1200 Ma
|Portage Lake Volcanics|
Age: Stenian (1000 - 1200 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Portage Lake Volcanics
Comments: This unit is the same as unit Yp on paper map of Sims (1992). Description is taken from that unit description.
Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052.