Book/Printed Material A true description of the Lake Superior country, its rivers, coasts, bays, harbors, islands, and commerce, with Bayfield's chart; [showing the boundary line as established by Joint Commission]. Also a minute account of the copper mines and working companies, accompanied by a map of the mineral regions; showing by their no. and place all the different locations ; and containing a concise mode of assaying, treating, smelting, and refining copper ores.

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Title
A true description of the Lake Superior country, its rivers, coasts, bays, harbors, islands, and commerce, with Bayfield's chart; [showing the boundary line as established by Joint Commission]. Also a minute account of the copper mines and working companies, accompanied by a map of the mineral regions; showing by their no. and place all the different locations ; and containing a concise mode of assaying, treating, smelting, and refining copper ores.
Summary
This descriptive discussion of the Lake Superior country emphasizes geographical features and is directed primarily towards those interested in locating and exploiting the region's mineral deposits of copper and iron. Nevertheless, it is written as a travel narrative, with the author progressing along the shoreline areas, noting their scenic beauties and providing anecdotes and opinions along the way. The reader is told what to wear and what transportation facilities and amenities will be found en route. The book lists mining companies already functioning in the area and gives information about their management and the nature of their operations. Among other information, there is also a glossary of mining terms, a list of grantees, a short vocabulary of French and local Indian words, and a list of steamship and sailing vessels.
Contributor Names
St. John, John R.
Created / Published
New York, W. H. Graham ..., 1846.
Subject Headings
-  Upper Peninsula (Mich.)--Description and travel
-  Superior, Lake
-  Copper mines and mining--Michigan
Notes
-  Also available in digital form.
Medium
1 p.l., 118 p. 2 fold. maps. 19 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F572.S9 S14
Library of Congress Control Number
01007118
Language
English
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This descriptive discussion of the Lake Superior country emphasizes geographical features and is directed primarily towards those interested in locating and exploiting the region's mineral deposits of copper and iron. Nevertheless, it is written as a travel narrative, with the author progressing along the shoreline areas, noting their scenic beauties and providing anecdotes and opinions along the way. The reader is told what to wear and what transportation facilities and amenities will be found en route. The book lists mining companies already functioning in the area and gives information about their management and the nature of their operations. Among other information, there is also a glossary of mining terms, a list of grantees, a short vocabulary of French and local Indian words, and a list of steamship and sailing vessels.
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St. John, John R. A true description of the Lake Superior country, its rivers, coasts, bays, harbors, islands, and commerce, with Bayfield's chart; showing the boundary line as established by Joint Commission.Also a minute account of the copper mines and working companies, accompanied by a map of the mineral regions; showing by their no. and place all the different locations ; and containing a concise mode of assaying, treating, smelting, and refining copper ores. New York, W. H. Graham, 1846. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/01007118/.

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St. John, J. R. (1846) A true description of the Lake Superior country, its rivers, coasts, bays, harbors, islands, and commerce, with Bayfield's chart; showing the boundary line as established by Joint Commission.Also a minute account of the copper mines and working companies, accompanied by a map of the mineral regions; showing by their no. and place all the different locations ; and containing a concise mode of assaying, treating, smelting, and refining copper ores. New York, W. H. Graham. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/01007118/.

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St. John, John R. A true description of the Lake Superior country, its rivers, coasts, bays, harbors, islands, and commerce, with Bayfield's chart; showing the boundary line as established by Joint Commission.Also a minute account of the copper mines and working companies, accompanied by a map of the mineral regions; showing by their no. and place all the different locations ; and containing a concise mode of assaying, treating, smelting, and refining copper ores. New York, W. H. Graham, 1846. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/01007118/>.

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