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Wolverine Mine, Wolverine, Houghton Co., Michigan, USAi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
47° 16' 6'' North , 88° 24' 41'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Copper City187 (2017)2.5km
Ahmeek146 (2017)3.6km
Calumet703 (2017)4.0km
Laurium1,941 (2017)4.2km
Lake Linden989 (2017)8.3km


The Wolverine Mine was started as a small scale operation in 1882 and ceased in 1884. It was reoganized as the Wolverine Copper Mining Co. in 1889 and work began in 1890. The mine was absorbed by the Mohawk Mining Co. in 1923 and closed permanantly in 1925. The mine consisted of four shafts; #1 was abandoned early (it missed the lode). #2 was used to handle men and supplies. #3 was bottomed at approx. 4,000 ft. on the incline. #4 was bottomed at approx. 4,500 ft. on the incline. Being the Wolverine Mine sits between the Kearsarge Mines, and that it worked the Kearsarge lode, it has a wealth of minerals for the collector. Some of these include copper, silver, epidote, and quartz. Recently, agate nodules have been discovered encased within basalt on the rock piles.

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23 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 13:137.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: 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
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: Mineralogy of Michigan (2004) Heinrich & Robinson
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 13:137.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 13:137.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Heinrich E. W. & Robinson G. W. (2004), Mineralogy of Michigan.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Mineralogy of Michigan (2004) Heinrich & Robinson
Cobaltite
Formula: CoAsS
Reference: 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
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 13:137.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 82:276-297
Datolite
Formula: CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 13:137.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 13:137.
'Fluorapophyllite'
Reference: Heinrich E. W. & Robinson G. W. (2004), Mineralogy of Michigan
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Heinrich E. W. & Robinson G. W. (2004), Mineralogy of Michigan.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 13:137.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Manganite
Formula: Mn3+O(OH)
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 13:137.
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 13:137.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 13:137.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 13:137.
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 13:137.
'Pumpellyite'
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 13:137.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 13:137.
Quartz var: Agate
Reference: Gems and Minerals of America-Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Gems and Minerals of America-Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
Safflorite
Formula: (Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Reference: 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
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 13:137.
Skutterudite
Formula: CoAs3
Reference: 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
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Reference: Mineralogy of Michigan (2004) Heinrich & Robinson

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Cobaltite2.EB.25CoAsS
Safflorite2.EB.15a(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Skutterudite2.EC.05CoAs3
Group 3 - Halides
Atacamite3.DA.10aCu2(OH)3Cl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Manganite4.FD.15Mn3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Agate4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Tenorite4.AB.10CuO
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Datolite9.AJ.20CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Prehnite9.DP.20Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Fluorapophyllite'-
'Pumpellyite'-

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
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Cobaltite2.12.3.1CoAsS
Safflorite2.12.2.11(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Skutterudite2.12.17.1CoAs3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Manganite6.1.3.1Mn3+O(OH)
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A2(O,OH)3Xq
Atacamite10.1.1.1Cu2(OH)3Cl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 54 - NESOSILICATES Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates
Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates with B in [4] coordination
Datolite54.2.1a.1CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 4-membered rings
Prehnite72.1.3.1Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Fluorapophyllite'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Pumpellyite'-
Quartz
var: Agate
-SiO2
var: Chalcedony-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
BBoron
B DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O TenoriteCuO
O CupriteCu2O
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O HematiteFe2O3
NaSodium
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
AlAluminium
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S CobaltiteCoAsS
ClChlorine
Cl AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca DatoliteCaB(SiO4)(OH)
Ca PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
MnManganese
Mn ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
FeIron
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe HematiteFe2O3
CoCobalt
Co CobaltiteCoAsS
Co SkutteruditeCoAs3
Co Safflorite(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
CuCopper
Cu CopperCu
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu CupriteCu2O
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As CobaltiteCoAsS
As SkutteruditeCoAs3
As Safflorite(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Rocks & Minerals: 13:137.
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.
Mineralien-Welt 18 (5) (2007) 68-72. [on copper in agate and prehnite]

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