The waste from the mining of Michigan Copper is substantial and can be seen in many places in the Keweenaw.  Gay, Michigan is the most spectacular of these.



        Gay Quadrangle


Geological processes occurring over millions of years formed the continents, oceans, mountains, coastlines and other landscapes, now those processes have stopped.

Continents do not move.

If a volcano doesn't erupt for a hundred years it is "dead" and it will not erupt again.

The mountains and valleys we can see today have always been on Earth.

The Atlantic Ocean is stable; it has been there a long time and does not change.





Read Chapters 13-15  

Michigan Geography and Geology

Gay, Michigan with the Stamp Sands offshore (Superior Shoreviewer)

Stamp Sands



Stops of the day:

    9  Mohawk Mine

    11 Gay Sands--GPS

    2  Traverse Bay

    330 Torch Lake

    4-6 pm Houghton Geo Bike/Walks

Expert Visitors

    Sarah Green



Transitional Questions

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