Fourth Thursday in History: Geology of Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula
Contact: Abby Sue Fisher, (906) 337-1207, ext. 250
Created by the fire of ancient volcanoes and sculpted by the ice of glaciers, the Keweenaw Peninsula has a fascinating geologic and natural history. Take an illustrated journey with geologist Bill Rose to learn how to read the landscape and gain a better understanding of the Copper Country's foundations.
Don't worry if you can't tell basalt from sandstone: Rose’s talk is aimed for a general audience and will include photos of many places around the Keweenaw and Isle Royale. Rose will focus on the area’s natural history, and the story of how the peninsula and Lake Superior formed. His goal for the evening is to help people enjoy the Keweenaw’s natural history, and to understand more about what they see as they paddle, bike, and hike around the area.
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Did You Know?
Keweenaw copper milling facilities were normally located along lake shorelines because they used large volumes of water in the milling process and the lakes served as a dumping site for the waste material known as stamp sand. Access to the lake also facilitated shipping and receiving of supplies. More...