Keweenaw National Historic Park preserves the history of 7,000 years of copper mining in the U.S. It is located on the Keweenaw Peninsula, a finger of land in northern Michigan, surrounded by Lake Superior.

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    Exploring 70 Centuries of Mining History

    Sep 2019 | By Jennifer Errick

    The earliest known metalworking in North America began some 7,000 years ago, when Native Americans mined copper in hand-dug pits on an isolated peninsula in the Midwest. Remains of…


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