HOUGHTON, Mich. (WZMQ) -The Copper Country has recently been put in the national spotlight thanks to an article in National Geographic.
The Magazine explored the Keweenaw’s rich geological history it highlights the area’s extensive network of volcanic rocks and lava flows. while you won’t see lava on the side of the road while driving up us-41, the curator at the A.E Seaman Mineral Museum John Jasczak says geological history has played a major role in the development of the Upper Peninsula.
“The uniqueness of the deposit led to a tremendous amount of native copper it was economical to mine over the 150 years there were over 14 billion pounds of mined metal copper, nowhere else in the world is like that,” said Jaszczak.
The article also discussed how Yooperlites found their way to the shoreline of Lake Superior.
If you are interested in learning more geological facts about the U.P. you can visit the A. E. Seamen Mineral museum on Michigan Tech’s campus, which happened to just open a brand new Yooperlite display.