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Michigan Mine, Rockland, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 46° 44' North , 89° 11' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 46.73333,-89.18333
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Other regions containing this locality:Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA


An underground copper mine consisting of five shafts near Rockland, MI. The Michigan Mining Co. was organized in 1899 and consisted of property formerly owned by Minesota, Rockland, and Superior Mining Co's. Michigan discontinued work on the company budget in 1910 and leased it on tribute until 1920 when the mine closed for good. The company was consolidated with the Mohawk Mining Co. in 1923. Between 1900 and 1920, the company produced approx. 21.2 million lbs. of refined copper. of the five Michigan shafts, only Michigan E-Shaft is worth visiting. It has been known for producing nice copper and silver.

Mineral List


11 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: 2928167
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

Rocks & Minerals: 58:112 & 65:240

Butler, B.S., and Burbank, W.S., 1929, The Copper Deposits of Michigan. U.S. Geological Survey. Professional Paper 144. 238 pp.

The Copper Country Rock & Mineral Club, 2001, Red Gold and Tarnished Silver, 2nd Ed., 44 pp.

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