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Mining Engineering—History

Mining Engineering History at Michigan Tech
The Tradition- - - The History - - -

Michigan School of Mines
Michigan School of Mines
Michigan 
College of Mines
Michigan College of Mines
Michigan
 College of Mining and Technology
Michigan College of Mining & Technology

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© MTU Archives  Neg #02606

Above: 1909 Mining Class at the
Section 21 Mine,
Below 1898 Mining Class;
Note the Candles on hardhats

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Michigan School of Mines 1885 - - - -
- - - - Michigan College of Mines 1897- - - - -
- - - Michigan College of Mining and Technology 1927- -
- - - - Michigan Technological University 1964- - - -


In March 1861 the Michigan Legislature passed Public Act 207, signed by the governor, to establish the Michigan Mining School at Houghton. It would have been the first mining college in the nation if the Civil War had not blocked appropriations. The Mining Engineering department was the first department establ ished when the Michigan School of Mines opened in Houghton in 1885, dedicated exclusively to "mining and mining engineering." In over 110 years of its history, over 800 mining engineers have graduated from Michigan Tech.


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Michigan Mining Range History Mine Shafts of Michigan Copper Country and Iron Range Links Michigan
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Mining History

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Float Copper Monument west side of EERC Building
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Potted Ore Car on Campus
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Historic Marker in Calumet
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Historic Marker in Calumet
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Historic Marker Brockway Mountain, Copper Harbor
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Historic Marker Brockway Mountain, Copper Harbor
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Historic Marker Michigan Tech
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Historic Marker end of US 41 Highway, Copper Harbor
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Historic Marker about Mining, Calumet

Historic Marker about Mining, Calumet

Alexander Agassiz

Example of Conglomerate copper ore

Example of Quincy Mine Historical area
 

 

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