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Wolverine No. 2 shaft, Wolverine Mine, Wolverine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA

This page kindly sponsored by Copper Agates
 
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.

Mineral List


15 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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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Stenian
1000 - 1200 Ma



ID: 2928161
Portage Lake Volcanics

Age: Stenian (1000 - 1200 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Portage Lake Volcanics

Description: Lava flows, mostly basalt, andesite and felsite flows and subordinate interflow sedimentary rocks.

Comments: This unit is the same as unit Yp on paper map of Sims (1992). Description is taken from that unit description.

Lithology: Major:{basalt}, Minor:{basaltic andesite}, Incidental:{rhyolite, sandstone mudstone}

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. [133]

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References

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Heinrich & Robinson (2004), Mineralogy of Michigan.
Rocks & Minerals (2007): 82: 276-297.
Buchholz, T.W., Falster, A.U., Simmons, W.B. (2010) New Data on Minerals from the Keeweenaw copper district, MI. The 37th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, April 15-18, 2010.

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