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Ancient Mining on the Shores of Lake Superior

Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge, Article 155, April 1862

Charles Whittlesey (1862)

 Gustav's Library Vintage Reprint

An early work (published April, 1862)  from the Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge .   Aboriginal copper mining on Lake Superior as described by Charles Whittlesey.

This 8-1/2" x 11",  29 page, soft cover, facsimile reprint is illustrated with 21 woodcuts.  $7.95



Figure 1. Waterbury Mine—artificial cavern
Figure 2. Wooden Shovel—Waterbury Mine
Figure 3. Section on the Copper Falls Vein
Figure 4. Stone Hammer or Maul, with one groove, and broken by use—Copper Falls Mine
Figure 5. Copper Spear-head—Copper Falls Mine
Figure 6. Central Mine. Section of the vein and old pit. East and west
Figure 1. Broken Maul, without groove—Central Mine
Figure 8. Ancient Pits in the Boulder Drift or Gravel—Quincy Location
Figure 9. Minnesota Mine. Section across the Vein, looking from the easterly quarter
Figure 10. Stone Maul, with double grooves—Minnesota Mine
Figure 11. Copper Chisel, full size—Minnesota Mine
Figure 12. Spear-head, half size—Ontonagon. From drawings of John F. Mullowney, Esq., Surveyor
Figure 13. Copper Gad, full size—Minnesota Mine
Figure 14. Chisel, half size—Ontonagon
Figure 15. Rude Copper Knife, full size—Carp River
Figure 16. Pointed Tool with a Socket, full size—Carp River
Figure 17. Copper Instrument, full size—Fort Wilkins
Figure 18. Copper Hook, full size—Sault St. Mary's
Figure 19. Outline of a Copper Tool, full size—Garden River, Canada
Figure 20. Copper Spear-head, full size, downward view—Oak Orchard, Oconto County, Wisconsin
Figure 21. Copper Knife, full size