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    National Historical Park Michigan

Keweenaw Stories   Remnants of a Copper Mining Giant

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Running Time: 2:52 minutes
Produced by: Dan Johnson
Written by: Kristen Schmitt

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Did You Know?

This exposed vein of copper bearing rock leading into Lake Superior at Fort Wilkins State Park provided evidence of the area's copper wealth

Early native peoples began the first metal mining in North America over 7,000 years ago with copper mining on Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. Copper was fashioned into tools and items that were traded throughout North America.