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COPPER How glaciers affected copper A glacier carried copper along and deposited it elsewhere as the glacier melted. Float copper is a chunk of glacier, carried along and deposited else where as the glacier melted. First miners How they used copper American Indians They used copper to make tools Where copper is found First Geologist Copper is found in the counties, Keweenaw, Houghton, and Ontonagon in the Western Upper Peninsula. The first state geologist was Douglass Houghton. Copper Rush and the growth of the Upper Peninsula The copper rush began in 1843 in the county Keweenaw. Jobs brought people to the Upper Peninsula. The copper strike and who is Annie Clemenc? The mine owners were cutting to much so the workers had to work more. Then they went on strike. It lasted ten months. Annie Clemenc led the march and held the flag. Copper, yesterday and today Michigan produced the most copper in 1916. Copper mining stopped in 1997 because other states could mine it cheaper mostly in the west. The mines were not as deep in the ground so it was faster to mine. The last mine was the white pine mine. Natural Resource Capital Resources used Human Resources used A Natural Resource is something that nature makes and a human can’t. A Capital Resource is a machine that does all the work and makes products. A Human Resource is a person who makes the products or the workers (miner). Fun Facts We thought that the glaciers that carried copper were cool. We also thought that since there wasn’t any more copper mining it was weird that we couldn’t see copper being mined. PEACE OUT!!
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