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    sandstone. In early 1880 sandstone quarrying in the Keweenaw Peninsula area was a booming industry and the original operator of the Arnheim quarry was Superior Natural Redstone Quarries. SAND AND GRAVEL Twenty companies located in Southern Michigan have organized the Michigan Sand and Gravel Producers Association with headquarters at 1305 ...

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  • Sandstone

    The red sandstone now called "Jacobsville" is a spectacular part of Keweenaw geology, making up much of the SE side of the Peninsula, south of the great Keweenaw Fault. The rock was quarried and used in many of the most impressive buildings. Sandstone is made of sand particles.

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  • Torch Lake Township, Houghton County, Michigan

    Jacobsville is an unincorporated community on the south side of the Keweenaw Peninsula near the outlet of the Keweenaw Waterway at [5] [8] It is the site of sandstone quarries that are now shut down but formerly supplied red sandstone for buildings throughout North America and Europe .

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  • Full Listing of Falls | Waterfalls of the Keweenaw

    From the sandstone drops of Ontonagon to the volcanic plunges of the Huron Mountains to Keweenaw Ridge''s craggy slides, he''s gotten around. Some of the falls end up being surprising finds, numerous drops that are not documented anywhere else, while others end up being huge disappointments that barely warrant the long searches and planning stages.

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  • sandstones

    The rim of the Marshall sandstone comes to, or is near, the surface in many places from the tip of the Thumb where it is carved to interesting scenery, through Huron, Jackson, Calhoun, and Ottawa counties. In the early day many quarries were opened in it and the sandstone used for building purposes.

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  • Rock Collecting Tour of the Western Upper Peninsula of ...

    Go straight south from Lake Linden to Dreamland and Jacobsville on the Keweenaw Bay Peninsula. Jacobsville was the site of the redstone quarries, a very high quality sandstone used throughout the country for some famous buildings, including the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York.

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  • Invitation to Experience the Homestead

     · Privately owned Quarry pond, site of former Jacobsville Sandstone Quarry. Jacobsville Sandstone was extracted locally between 1870 and 1915. We invite our friends out and explore on hikes, enjoy the garden and the animals. ... jacobsville michigan, jacobsville sandstone, jacobsville sandstone tour, Keweenaw, keweenaw air bnb, keweenaw farm stay ...

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  • Kevin Musser''s Copper Country / Michigan Library

    The scenes captured in Copper Country Postcards: A view of the Past from the Keweenaw Peninsula gives a glimpse of what the Copper Country was like in the first half of the twentieth century. The book contains just under three hundred postcards featuring a variety of topics: mining, mills, machines, shipping, the strike of 1913, towns and ...

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  • The History Of Jacobsville And Its Sandstone Quarries

    The Sandstone Architecture of the Lake Superior Region Book Description : From 1870 to 1910 the prosperity of the copper and iron mining, lumbering, and shipping industries of the Lake Superior region created a demand for more substantial buildings. In satisfying this demand, architects, builders, and clients preferred local red sandstone.

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  • DIMENSION STONE FEASIBILITY STUDY

    Some 32 sandstone quarries were in existence in varying times during this period. History indicates that the first major sandstone quarries that produced commercial ... and from the Keweenaw Peninsula to Ironwood, encompassing most of the western portion of the U.P. This is the same area that produced the great wealth in the iron

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  • Development Potential in Michigan''s Upper Peninsula

    sandstone quarries that produced commercial grade stone were located in the areas of Marquette and Jacobsville ... There are also large granite deposits extending from Marquette to Iron Mountain and from the Keweenaw Peninsula to Ironwood, encompassing most of the western portion of the U.P. This is the same area that produced the great wealth

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  • Sandstone

    The red sandstone now called "Jacobsville" is a spectacular part of Keweenaw geology, making up much of the SE side of the Peninsula, south of the great Keweenaw Fault. The rock was quarried and used in many of the most impressive buildings. Sandstone is …

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  • is sandstone quarries in new zealand

    Sandstone Quarries of the Keweenaw (p1) | Copper Country Explorer. Sandstone Quarries of the Keweenaw (p1). June 10, 2009 Industry, Quarries 8 Comments.The Wolf Jacobs Quarry – later known as Portage Entry. The Craig quarry was short lived however, succumbing to the competition of several new players to the region. Read more

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  • Michigan Tech Archives & Copper Country Historical ...

    The Portage Entry Quarry operated several quarries in the Keweenaw, carving out blocks of sandstone that were used in commercial and residential buildings throughout the United States. Many of these grand and stately buildings still stand today, enduring monuments to …

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  • Our Top 7 Keweenaw Ghost Towns to Explore | Keweenaw ...

     · Jacobsville began in the 1880s as a small fishing village before it became the epicenter of sandstone quarry activity. Jacobsville Sandstone was a popular building material, used all over the U.S. from St. Ignatius Loyola Church in Houghton to the original Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.

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  • Publication 51 THE CAMBRIAN SANDSTONES NORTHERN …

    of Keweenaw Peninsula to Encampment d''Ours Island in the St. Mary''s River. Throughout most of this distance the outcrop belt extends from 1 to 20 miles inland where it either pinches out or is covered by younger sediments. Exposures are also found in a lowland area, about 20 miles wide east of the Keweenaw fault, extending

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  • Rock Collecting in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

    Limestone and sandstone quarries harbor crystals and fossils. Do not enter without permission! Since rockhounding normally takes place on private property, permission is essential. ... Variety of books written on the history and geology of copper mining in the Keweenaw Peninsula. 202 Ontonagon Street, Ontonagon, MI 49553. Phone 906-884-6618.

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  • MICHIGAN''S GEM STONES

    limestone quarries along the shore bluff from Petoskey to west of Charlevoix. On the east side of the state, the same fossil can be collected from Traverse outcrops and quarries in Alpena County and in the Afton-Onaway area in Cheboygan and Presque Isle counties. The best place to collect them here is the old Rockport Quarry dumps, about eleven

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  • Past-E-Mail

    There a countless other buildings throughout the towns here in the Keweenaw also. In fact, the foundation of the home that houses my Adult Foster Care Home here in Lake Linden, is made of sandstone from the Jacobsville Quarry, too. For more information on the Jacobsville Sandstone Quarries, check out Mike Forgraves, Copper Country Explorer webpage.

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  • Hstory in Stone

     · Marquette sandstone, termed brownstone for its brown-purple hue, was quarried close to the Lake near the southern edge of the city. Marquette Brownstone Company was a main supplier. Jacobsville sandstone, called redstone for its color, came from a small quarry in the southeast corner of the Keweenaw Peninsula near the Portage Canal.

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  • Quarries

    The Jacobsville Sandstone was quarried extensively in the Keweenaw, and the red stone was used all over the midwest and eastern US as a building material. The beds of sandstone had very thick homogeneous layers which facilitated quarrying of very …

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  • Past-E-Mail

    By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 10:19 pm:. Speaking of Jacobsville Sandstone, does ye olde Pasty Cam have any pictures of any of the "… thirty-two quarries(!) throughout the Upper Peninsula approximately between 1870 and 1915." (Wickedypedia) where all the sandstone was mined/excavated for all of the buildings that were made of it, like:

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  • Jacobsville Quarries

    Jacobsville Quarries were very active in the period from 1883 to 1896, when the sandstone was fashionable and used for many buildings, not only in Michigan and nearby areas, but all over the eastern US. The sandstone was quarried near …

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  • GC36MT6 The Keweenaw Boulder Garden (Earthcache) in ...

    The Keweenaw Boulder Garden (GC36MT6) was created by youngjl on 10/26/2011. It''s a Not chosen size geocache, with difficulty of 1.5, terrain of 1.5. It''s located in Michigan, United States. Connection to the Earth Science Curriculum Essential Lessons: 1.

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  • Keweenaw Peninsula Field Trip – Department of Geoscience ...

    The Keweenaw fault, which was originally a graben-bounding normal fault, is now a high-angle reverse fault. The Jacobsville sandstone was deposited during and after reverse movement on the fault covering the entire basin with 3 km of red sandstone. The Keweenaw …

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  • Black and White and Red All Over | Michigan Technological ...

     · Black and White and Red All Over. Geotourists examine variegated sandstone cliffs from the deck of Michigan Tech Research Vessel Agassiz. The Keweenaw Peninsula shoreline tells a billion-year-old story forged in fire, sculpted by ice. Geoheritage tours teach visitors and residents how to read the variegated cliffs, long-tailed tombolos and ...

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  • Reading the Rock

    The Jacobsville Sandstone is interpreted as a fluvial continental sandstone, formed from the flow of rivers over the landscape, flowing from mountains which were found to the south and east of the Keweenaw, into the basin that had formed from the great Keweenaw rift. Since there was no vegetation on the surface, the rivers could erode and deposit more freely and they made channeled surface ...

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  • History of Jacobsville and Sandstone Quarries Clarence ...

    <p>History of Jacobsville and Sandstone Quarries Clarence Monette Houghton Michigan. Good condition. No marks. Shipped with USPS Media Mail.</p>

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  • Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission

    Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission Minutes of meeting, April 24, 2001 ... because of the impact and significance the sandstone quarry has made to the area. Two quarries are visible from the road but Elsa said visitors often come asking about the history or the quarry and the residents have a great opportunity to tell the ...

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  • Stone Quarry Lake

    The main quarry here is the Kerner-Jacobs Quarry, which operated from 1892-6, exploited an excellent homogenous red sandstone layer. This produced more than 100,000 cubic feet for several years. Other quarries struggled for success. In April 1891 James H. Seager of Hancock and men from Detroit and from Racine, Wisconsin, formed the Excelsior ...

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  • Sandstone Quarry In Mombasa

    Sandstone Quarries of the Keweenaw (p2). June 12, 2009 Industry, Quarries 3 Comments.At the quarry some 16 thousands cubic feet of stone would be cut out during the company''s first year of operation, making it the region''s second largest producer just behind the Portage Entry quarries.

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  • Keweenaw Heritage Center at St. Anne''s Church, Calumet ...

    Keweenaw Heritage Center at St. Anne''s Church is a Landmark in Calumet. ... built of red sandstone from the Jacobsville quarry. Many of the building''s details derive from the flamboyant of rayonnant style of the late Gothic period in France, reflecting the heritage of its congregation. The sandstone is cut in square and rectangular shapes and ...

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  • Keweenaw Heritage Center

    Keweenaw Heritage Center Website! In 1900, Calumet was a booming town in the center of Michigan''s copper mining industry. The largest company in the region, Calumet and Hecla, operated its works between the villages that became Calumet and Laurium. Mines drew a diverse population, including Cornish, Croatians, Finns, French Canadians Italians ...

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  • History of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan: Houghton ...

    Prof. Houghton came to his death by drowning in Lake Superior off Keweenaw Point, in 1845, while at his post of duty in the geological survey of the mineral fields of the Upper Peninsula. ... County, it also contains an extensive and valuable quarry of the old red sandstone, called the Torch Lake sandstone quarry, and is located a mile west of ...

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  • Sandstone Facade UPDATE (Part Three)

     · This was our stone, stone that came from the same quarries in the Keweenaw region, this was very old stone. Jamie explain that the owner of Metropolitan Stone had worked with the demolition contractor to save as much of the sandstone from the First Unitarian Church in …

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