Michigan Sculptured Copper Specimen - Medium (Singles) | Rare Earth Gallery

A small piece of Michigan copper is a great gift for anyone! From kids learning about different stones and minerals to a Michigan Native or just as a piece of memorabiliaMichigan’s native-copper deposits are found almost exclusively in the Portage Lake Lavas. The lava "series" consists of over 200 lava flows with 20 interbedded conglomerates, sandstone and shale. The rocks strike parallel to the length of the Keweenaw Peninsula and dip to the northwest beneath Lake Superior. Some lava flows have been traced for 65 km along the surface. Copper has a long history with the world at large. Tracing the lineage back, Copper first made its appearance in the known world in 77 AD under the Greek name Cyprium, a reference to the land in which the malleable metal was mostly mined. The name was changed later to Cuprum and then finally to the name we know – Copper. From folklore to finance, Copper has accompanied us on quite the journey. In ancient times it was linked to the Goddess of Love (Aphrodite) and Venus. It was polished until it shone and then used as mirrors. In Rome, heady lumps of Copper were used as currency and the Egyptians would use Copper to purify water and keep wounds clean.
Each item is unique and one of a kind. Nature's treasures do vary in their shape and color.

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Michigan Sculptured Copper Specimen - Medium (Singles)
A small piece of Michigan copper is a great gift for anyone! From kids learning about different stones and minerals to a Michigan Native or just as a piece of memorabiliaMichigan’s native-copper deposits are found almost exclusively in the Portage Lake Lavas. The lava "series" consists of over 200 lava flows with 20 interbedded conglomerates, sandstone and shale. The rocks strike parallel to the length of the Keweenaw Peninsula and dip to the northwest beneath Lake Superior. Some lava flows have been traced for 65 km along the surface. Copper has a long history with the world at large. Tracing the lineage back, Copper first made its appearance in the known world in 77 AD under the Greek name Cyprium, a reference to the land in which the malleable metal was mostly mined. The name was changed later to Cuprum and then finally to the name we know – Copper. From folklore to finance, Copper has accompanied us on quite the journey. In ancient times it was linked to the Goddess of Love (Aphrodite) and Venus. It was polished until it shone and then used as mirrors. In Rome, heady lumps of Copper were used as currency and the Egyptians would use Copper to purify water and keep wounds clean.
Each item is unique and one of a kind. Nature's treasures do vary in their shape and color.
$36.00
Product#: MSC01-EZP
Michigan Sculptured Copper Specimen - Medium (Singles)