Report on the Geology and Topography of a Portion of the Lake Superior Land District in the State of Michigan: Copper lands


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Σελίδα 9 - THE groves were God's first temples. Ere man learned To hew the shaft, and lay the architrave. And spread the roof above them, — ere he framed The lofty vault, to gather and roll back The sound of anthems ; in the darkling wood, Amidst the cool and silence, he knelt down, And offered to the Mightiest solemn thanks And supplication.
Σελίδα 221 - Fault, in the language of miners, is the sudden interruption of the continuity of strata in the same plane, accompanied by a crack or fissure varying in width from a mere line to several feet, which is generally filled with broken stone, clay, &c.
Σελίδα 50 - As a general thing, fluctuations in the barometer accompanied fluctuations in the level of the water; but sometimes the water-level varied rapidly in the harbour, while no such variations occurred in the barometer at the place of observation.
Σελίδα 47 - As to the tides, it is difficult to lay down any correct rule. At one time we have found the motion of the waters to be regular, and at others extremely fluctuating. We have noticed, however, that at full moon and new moon the tides change once a day for eight or ten days, while during the remainder of the time there is hardly any change perceptible. . . . Three things are remarkable : 1st. That the currents set almost constantly in one direction, namely, towards the Lake of the Illinois, [Michigan,]...
Σελίδα 54 - The temperature of the water of Lake Superior during the summer, a fathom or two below the surface, is but a few degrees above the freezing point. In the western portion, the water is much colder than in the eastern — the surface flow becoming warmer as it advances toward th outlet.
Σελίδα 160 - ... broken fifteen feet from the ground, ten feet in circumference, which must have grown, ' flourished, and died since the earth in which it had taken root was thrown out. Mr. Knapp counted...
Σελίδα 9 - At the end of the half hour they went to seek him, and he was no more. The good missionary, discoverer of a world, had fallen asleep on the margin of the stream that bears his name. Near its mouth the canoe-men dug his grave in the sand.
Σελίδα 159 - He saw numerous evidences to convince him that this was an artificial excavation, and at a subsequent day, with the assistance of two or three men, proceeded to explore it. In clearing out the rubbish they found numerous stone hammers, showing plainly that they were the mining implements of a rude race* At the bottom of the excavation they found a vein with ragged projections of copper, which the ancient miners had not detached.
Σελίδα 7 - I have seen several such pieces in the hands of savages; and since they are very superstitious, they esteem them as divinities, or as presents given to them to promote their happiness by the gods who dwell beneath the water. For this reason they preserve these pieces of copper wrapped with their most precious articles.
Σελίδα 125 - It is on the rivers, and the boatman may repose on his oars; it is on highways, and begins to exert itself along the courses of land conveyance; it is at the bottom of mines, a thousand feet below the earth's surface; it is in the mill, and in the workshops of the trades. It rows, it pumps, it excavates, it carries, it draws, it lifte, it hammers, it spins, it weaves, it prints.

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