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Ontonagon Mine (2), Victoria, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USAi
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Ontonagon Mine (2)Mine
Victoria- not defined -
Ontonagon Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
46° North , 89° West (est.)
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~6km
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The Ontonagon Copper Company was organized in 1844 to explore two separate tracts of land; one around the bluffs near Rockland and the other around where the Ontonagon Boulder was discovered near Victoria. Exploration work conducted in 1845 and 1846 at the Victoria location discovered native silver, epidote, and copper in the area. It was also reported that no copper was found at the site of the Boulder. Copper was also found near a ridge along the Ontonagon River. Most of the mining operations were focused on ancient pits discovered during exploration and also worked the amygdaloid veins on the property. The mine operated until 1853 when the property became part of the Forest Mining Company and later bought by the Victoria Mining Company. Today any evidence of this mine is underwater as a result of the Victoria Dam.

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North America PlateTectonic Plate
Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USAPeninsula
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Hamka, T., 2011, The Copper Mines of Ontonagon County, Michigan. Copperlady Press. 154 pp.
Kilpela, T., 1996, Copper Mining in Ontonagon County. 17 pp.


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