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Minerals Specimen: Butterscotch Yellow Datolite from Mesnard Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan

Minerals Specimen: Butterscotch Yellow Datolite from Mesnard Mine, Houghton Co., Michigan

Mineral Specimen: Datolite from Quincy Mine, Quincy Hill, Houghton County, Michigan, USA

Mineral Specimen: Datolite from Quincy Mine, Quincy Hill, Houghton County, Michigan, USA

Orange Quiny Datolite Rimmed in Pumpellyite A Copper - Michigan

Orange quiny datolite,houghton county,michigan ,rimmed in pumpellyite a copper

Orange Quiny Datolite Rimmed in Pumpellyite A Copper - Michigan

Besides being just a mineral, Michigan copper has stories and mysteries. One of which is that 500,000 tons of the ore was mined before Columbus even stepped foot in the Americas.  The mystery is that no one knows who did it or where it went.

Besides being just a mineral, Michigan copper has stories and mysteries. One of which is that 500,000 tons of the ore was mined before Columbus even stepped foot in the Americas. The mystery is that no one knows who did it or where it went.

Datolite with included Copper / Quincy Mine, Michigan

Datolite with included Copper / Quincy Mine, Michigan

Bright, lustrous crystals of Native Copper. From the Calumet & Hecla Mine, Calumet, Houghton County, Michigan.

Bright, lustrous crystals of Native Copper. From the Calumet & Hecla Mine, Calumet, Houghton County, Michigan.

Minerals of Michigan Gallery...Minerals Specimen: Lake Superior Agate from Upper Peninsula, Michigan

Minerals of Michigan Gallery...Minerals Specimen: Lake Superior Agate from Upper Peninsula, Michigan

Native Copper and Prehnite - an interesting combination, from Iroquois Mine, Keweenaw County, Michigan

Native Copper and Prehnite - an interesting combination, from Iroquois Mine, Keweenaw County, Michigan

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