lead mining in early wisconsin

  • History of Grant County, Wisconsin Containing An Account

    History of Grant County, Wisconsin Containing An Account

    This 1881 history of Grant County, Wisconsin, covers such topics as topography and geology, climate, flora and fauna, education, agriculture, mineral resources, railroads, lumbering, banking, commerce and manufacturing, the history of the lead region, Indians, early settlers, Grant County in the Civil War, courts and government, and the cities,

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  • Galena Mining Conference   Mining History Association

    Galena Mining Conference Mining History Association

    Illinois became a state in 1816. By 1820, lead mines were operating in several locations. The early discoveries were residual float material in fields and stream gullies. Cerrusite (lead carbonate) and galena (lead sulfide) had been left behind over time as the dolomite and limestone had weathered to form soil.

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  • Wisconsin Mining History   Wisconsin Mining

    Wisconsin Mining History Wisconsin Mining

    the mine after himself and worked in it from 1827 1848.In 1848, St. John sold the mine to Wisconsins first governor, Nelson Dewey. After that, the mine produced very little lead until the start of the civil war when the demand for lead was high.

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  • Past and potential ferrous (iron) mining projects in Wisconsin

    Past and potential ferrous (iron) mining projects in Wisconsin

    The Florence County District is another historic iron mining district in Wisconsin. By 1930, mining in the area had mostly ceased, with over 7 million tons of naturally concentrated hematitic ore having been shipped from the underground mines in the area.

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  • Shullsburg Badger Mining Museum Wisconsin

    Shullsburg Badger Mining Museum Wisconsin

    Welcome to the Badger Mine and Museum . Visit Badger Mine and Museum situated in Badger Park in picturesque Shullsburg located at the center of SW Wisconsin's lead mining region and experience first hand the daily routine of an 1850's lead miner.

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  • Illinios Mining Tours   2013 Mining History Association Tours

    Illinios Mining Tours 2013 Mining History Association Tours

    Jun 07, 2013The field trip to Platteville and British Hollow near Potosi, Wisconsin passed many sites where mining and/or milling lead and zinc ores had once taken place. In the decades since the mines closed, abandoned mine reclamation programs of the State and Federal Governments plus natural revegetation have removed most signs of mining.

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  • Panelists Zinc fueled SW Wisconsin mining boom of early

    Panelists Zinc fueled SW Wisconsin mining boom of early

    May 05, 2019PLATTEVILLE, Wis. Extracting lead launched southwest Wisconsins mining tradition, but it was another metal that put the region on the map economically. Panelists Zinc fueled SW Wisconsin mining boom of early 1900s Tri state News telegraphherald

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  • Mining in Wisconsin   Wisconsin DNR

    Mining in Wisconsin Wisconsin DNR

    Even the state's nickname pays homage to our mining past, as the original "Badgers" were lead and zinc miners that populated the Upper Mississippi lead district. Today, most mining in Wisconsin occurs as nonmetallic mining, producing rock, stone, sand, gravel, limestone and other materials used for industry, construction, road building, agriculture and many other purposes.

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  • Wisconsin Geological  Natural History Survey

    Wisconsin Geological Natural History Survey

    The Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS) has been working to serve Wisconsin for over 100 years. Part of University of Wisconsin Madison Division of Extension, we provide objective scientific information about the geology, mineral resources, and water resources of Wisconsin.

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  • Lead Mining in Southwestern Wisconsin Turning Points in

    Lead Mining in Southwestern Wisconsin Turning Points in

    Lead Mining in Southwestern Wisconsin. In the early nineteenth century, Wisconsin lead mining was more promising and attractive to potential settlers than either the fur trade or farming. Its potentially quick rewards lured a steady stream of settlers up the Mississippi River and into Grant, Crawford, Iowa, and Lafayette counties in

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  • Wisconsin Geological  Natural History Survey  Gold

    Wisconsin Geological Natural History Survey Gold

    The associated sand sized heavy minerals such as red garnet and black magnetite sand are interesting in their own right. Rarely, diamonds may also turn up during gold placer mining, as was the case along Plum Creek in Pierce County. Check with the Wisconsin DNR and property owners before doing any panning in Wisconsin.

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  • Wisconsin

    Wisconsin

    Wisconsin's economy also diversified during the early years of statehood. While lead mining diminished, agriculture became a principal occupation in the southern half of the state. Railroads were built across the state to help transport grains to market, and industries like J.I. Case Company in Racine were founded to build agricultural equipment.

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  • Lead Mining in Southwestern Wisconsin  Wisconsin </h3>EARLY LEAD MININGGROWTH OF LEAD MININGBADGERSDECLINE OF LEAD MININGFROM MINING TO FARMINGLEARN MOREEuropeans had known of the presence of lead ore in the upper Mississippi since the 17th century. For hundreds of years, the Ho Chunk, Mesquaki (Fox), Sauk and other Indian tribes had mined its easily accessible lead. French fur trader Nicolas Perrot began trading in lead mined by Indians in the 1680s. When the French withdrew from the area in 1760, Indians guarded the mines carefully, revealing their locations only to favored traders such as Julian Dubuque.Settlement in the region remained sl

    Lead Mining in Southwestern Wisconsin Wisconsin

    EARLY LEAD MININGGROWTH OF LEAD MININGBADGERSDECLINE OF LEAD MININGFROM MINING TO FARMINGLEARN MOREEuropeans had known of the presence of lead ore in the upper Mississippi since the 17th century. For hundreds of years, the Ho Chunk, Mesquaki (Fox), Sauk and other Indian tribes had mined its easily accessible lead. French fur trader Nicolas Perrot began trading in lead mined by Indians in the 1680s. When the French withdrew from the area in 1760, Indians guarded the mines carefully, revealing their locations only to favored traders such as Julian Dubuque.Settlement in the region remained sl
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  • Wisconsin  Capital, Map, Population, Facts,  History

    Wisconsin Capital, Map, Population, Facts, History

    Apr 26, 2019In the early decades of the 19th century lead mining was prevalent in southwestern Wisconsin, and the miners (many of whom were of Cornish descent) who burrowed dugouts like badgers into the hillsides for their lodging are responsible for Wisconsin being nicknamed the Badger State.

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  • HISTORY   Experience Shullsburg   A Visitor's Guide

    HISTORY Experience Shullsburg A Visitor's Guide

    Shullsburg is one of the oldest settlements in Wisconsin. As early as 1818, founder Jesse Shull and other American settlers were mining lead in the vicinity to be known as Shullsburg. As lore has it, Shulla trader working for John Jacob Astors American Fur Companywas exploring the area and witnessed a badger digging a hole, unearthing a vein of lead.

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  • Recent and potential metallic mining projects   Wisconsin DNR

    Recent and potential metallic mining projects Wisconsin DNR

    The ore deposit is 4,900 feet long, 2,200 feet deep and 100 feet wide. It has an estimated 55 million tons of ore containing zinc, copper, lead, gold and silver. Had the deposit been mined, it would have been an underground mine with approximately 550 acres of surface processing and disposal areas.

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  • Panelists Zinc fueled SW Wisconsin mining boom of early

    Panelists Zinc fueled SW Wisconsin mining boom of early

    May 05, 2019If you look at the popular literature, youd think the region was strictly a lead mining area I think because of the romance of the initial (lead mining) rush, he said. Zinc mining was more commercial. Farrey said early miners recognized the abundance of zinc in the local limestone lead

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  • Lead Mine, WI   Lead Mine, Wisconsin Map  Directions

    Lead Mine, WI Lead Mine, Wisconsin Map Directions

    Get directions, maps, and traffic for Lead Mine, WI. Check flight prices and hotel availability for your visit.

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  • Wisconsin Mines   Mining Artifacts

    Wisconsin Mines Mining Artifacts

    Martin Mine Benton, Wisconsin. Lead ore was the first metal ore mined in Wisconsin, followed by zinc and iron. Although southwestern Wisconsin is best known today for its rich farmlands, place names such as Mineral Point, Hardscrabble, New Diggings, Black Jack and Lead Mine evoke an earlier time when local mines produced much of the nation's lead.

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  • History of Lead Mining in Missouri   DNR

    History of Lead Mining in Missouri DNR

    It is no coincidence that Missouri's official State Mineral is Galena, the major source of lead ore. For most of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, Missouri was the global leader in lead production, and even today some of the largest and most important remaining lead deposits in the world are located in southeast Missouri.

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  • Mineral Point, WI   Mineral Point, Wisconsin Map

    Mineral Point, WI Mineral Point, Wisconsin Map

    Lead deposits extended throughout an area that also included Dubuque, Iowa and Galena, Illinois, but Mineral Point became the center of lead mining operations within the bounds of present day Wisconsin (then part of Michigan Territory).

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  • Wisconsin   HISTORY

    Wisconsin HISTORY

    Nov 06, 2009Wisconsin. It was admitted to the union as the 30th state in 1848.In the years leading up to the Civil War,Wisconsin was an important stop on the Underground Railroad, with manyslaves passing through the state on their way to freedom in Canada. Today, Wisconsin leads the nation in dairy production and is known for the quality

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  • History of lead mining  Minerals and mines  Foundations

    History of lead mining Minerals and mines Foundations

    History of lead mining. Lead mining has been taking place since the Iron Age. However, most mining took places during certain periods, particularly the Roman occupation, during the 17th and 18th centuries, and in the 19th century. Mining on the Mendip Hills probably began in the late Iron Age.

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  • The Pineries (1820 1900) and the Mines (1850 )  The

    The Pineries (1820 1900) and the Mines (1850 ) The

    The Pineries (1820 1900) and the Mines (1850 ) England, arrived early, bringing with them their experience in underground mining (some of them coming from lead mines in southwestern Wisconsin). Swedes and Finns were heavily represented, and later Croats and Slovenes. The ethnicities in the mining area, like the economy, offered sharp

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  • History of Wisconsin

    History of Wisconsin

    Lead mining in southwest Wisconsin began to decline after 1848 and 1849 when the combination of less easily accessible lead ore and the California Gold Rush made miners leave the area. The lead mining industry in mining communities such as Mineral Point managed to survive into the 1860s, but the industry was never as prosperous as it was before the decline.

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  • Blocking Destructive Mining  Sierra Club

    Blocking Destructive Mining Sierra Club

    Blocking Destructive Mining. Mining has been a part of Wisconsin's economy for a long time. However, the legacy of historic zinc and lead mining in Wisconsin has come with great costs. Groundwater and surface water pollution occurred in southwest Wisconsin from abandoned toxic mine wastes covering thousands of acres and requiring cleanup.

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  • How The Badger Burrowed Into Wisconsin's Identity

    How The Badger Burrowed Into Wisconsin's Identity

    He explained the state's association with badgers goes back to the early 1800s when settlers were mining for lead in southwest Wisconsin. "In lead mining, there were little holes that people started to dig in and sometimes abandon. And they were sometimes called badger holes," Leary said.

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  • Illinios Mining Tours   2013 Mining History Association Tours

    Illinios Mining Tours 2013 Mining History Association Tours

    Jun 07, 2013The limestone construction of many town buildings like the one above displays the skill of the early stonemasons. The reconstructed Bevans Lead Mine at the Mining Museum allows visitors to tour the underground workings.

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  • Wisconsin  Capital, Map, Population, Facts,  History

    Wisconsin Capital, Map, Population, Facts, History

    Apr 26, 2019In the early decades of the 19th century lead mining was prevalent in southwestern Wisconsin, and the miners (many of whom were of Cornish descent) who burrowed dugouts like badgers into the hillsides for their lodging are responsible for Wisconsin being nicknamed the Badger State.

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  • Wisconsin Mining History   Wisconsin Mining

    Wisconsin Mining History Wisconsin Mining

    St. John Mine Potosi, WI. Like most mines, it started off as a cave. This cave, known as Snake Cave, was said to once be home to rattlesnakes. In 1825, a miner named Willis St. John was looking for new mine areas and came upon lead containing minerals in the cave. He returned to Illinois, where he was currently mining,

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