America's Industrial Revolution was founded on copper mined from Michigan's Upper Peninsula. James Cassell, Collector of History, gives a fascinating look at the "Michigan Minecraft" tools and techniques used at the start of the rush that defined our state's history! More from Jim can be found here -- automobilrevue.net/v/RWtFSGQ5QVc0UW8

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    • Mark Cardwell
      Mark Cardwell

      Awesome presentation, thank you Mr. Cassell for sharing your collection and knowledge

      about 1 month ago
    • MgA
      MgA

      From a Michigander:
      Thank you for sharing your in-depth knowledge. Very informative, thorough understanding and priceless.

      about 1 month ago
    • Jason McBeavis
      Jason McBeavis

      "Indians"

      about 1 month ago
    • paul marvin
      paul marvin

      Great informative video. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

      about 2 months ago
    • lefthandedpolack
      lefthandedpolack

      No loss about Loledo.

      about 4 months ago
    • leenelson1950
      leenelson1950

      I like Michigan history and your video fit the bill for me. It is nice to learn about things that were only used in Michigan mines. Good job.

      about 4 months ago
    • radioguy1620
      radioguy1620

      Excellent video , not a job for old men !!

      about 5 months ago
    • Woody JADE
      Woody JADE

      Very interesting and well presented. Felt like i was there. Good job!!!!!!!!!!!

      about 5 months ago
    • Michael Kaiser
      Michael Kaiser

      Thanks again for sharing life with enthusiasm awesome video

      about 6 months ago
    • I Love Michigan
      I Love Michigan

      Such an interesting topic and very good video. Michigan is so awesome!

      about 6 months ago
    • j p
      j p

      Outstanding presentation! Thanks!

      about 7 months ago
    • Max Sands
      Max Sands

      Very nice video sir. I have found several copper nuggets in the lower under water scuba diving with a metal detector. Do you think they are float copper left by glaciers or trade copper? These were found a long way from the upper.

      about 9 months ago
    • RochesterHillsTV
      RochesterHillsTV In reply to Max Sands

      @Max Sands He said if the nuggets are rounded, they are float. Square would be Native American pieces and jagged would be raw mined

      about 9 months ago
    • Max Sands
      Max Sands In reply to Max Sands

      Thank you, this was a fascinating video.

      about 9 months ago
    • RochesterHillsTV
      RochesterHillsTV In reply to Max Sands

      Hi Max, I'll try and ask Mr. Cassell and post his answer here as soon as I can.

      about 9 months ago
    • Ramsey Haver
      Ramsey Haver

      Excellent video, your knowledge and humility is well appreciated

      about 10 months ago
    • Steven Osborne
      Steven Osborne

      Michigan, the Delaware Copper Mine was my first Michigan Copper Mine Tailings, My Father took me and my two brother for metal detecting in the tailing piles, all the tailing (boulders, needing smelting/ before refining) were pulled out and still had raw copper. Found lots of raw nuggets in the tailings, great childhood experience. Summer of 1974. Munising, MI (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munising,_Michigan} and Tahquamenon Falls, Mi, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tahquamenon_Falls) Harbor, Eagle Harbor n, Pictured Rocks Park, to name a few. Devils Log Slide and so many more. Michigan History.

      about 10 months ago
    • Pat Dossenko
      Pat Dossenko

      Thank you.awesome info.nice collection

      about 11 months ago
    • Rex Cure
      Rex Cure

      Nice,found a set of chisels of varying legths,wondered how they charged the black powder.
      Also a 25 " tong that has a tongue on one side.There is also a 3/4" bar about 20" long that is flared smooth to 1" on the end,may have been used to pack the clay?

      about 11 months ago
    • Janine Cope
      Janine Cope

      Neat. Very good video. Thank you for it.

      about 11 months ago
    • Wave Ranger
      Wave Ranger

      Wow! Sir, that was excellent. I have never learned so much in one session about the old practices of copper mining. You just can’t get this kind of detail from books or photographs. Well done!

      about 11 months ago
    • Greg Smith
      Greg Smith

      Did you mean 1/2 inch of silver in the ladle to start the next pour to get the silver off the copper? I enjoyed the video very interesting..

      about 1 year ago
    • Doris Ruttle
      Doris Ruttle

      Fascinating, informative, historical presentation...thank you!!

      about 1 year ago
    • Charlie Lumadue
      Charlie Lumadue

      we got to hurry up and give it to china. some rat bastard will get some money

      about 1 year ago
    • Jason Asselin
      Jason Asselin

      I found float copper in a place where copper was never mined. Always looking for more info, this was an interesting video of history!

      about 1 year ago
    • Gary Graham
      Gary Graham

      Who wants to be the idiot HOLDING the drill bits while 2 guys take turns smacking it?

      about 1 year ago
    • RochesterHillsTV
      RochesterHillsTV In reply to Gary Graham

      I know, right. Where was OSHA when they were needed? :)

      about 1 year ago
    • jwhill7
      jwhill7

      Very entertaining.

      about 1 year ago
    • RochesterHillsTV
      RochesterHillsTV

      Hey all, Jim Cassell's long-awaited program "The Tools of WWI" is now online at https://youtu.be/EkEHd9AW4Qo

      about 1 year ago
    • AGDemo
      AGDemo

      A+++ Great video!

      about 1 year ago
    • AGDemo
      AGDemo In reply to AGDemo

      RochesterHillsTV Way cool thank you!

      about 1 year ago
    • RochesterHillsTV
      RochesterHillsTV In reply to AGDemo

      Look for another great presentation by Mr. Cassell coming soon about WWI weapons and tools!

      about 1 year ago
    • Trail Guy
      Trail Guy

      wonderful! - I find a had a passel of relatives at the Minesota Mine - one was a shoemaker - imagine all the various industries to support a little town then -

      about 1 year ago
    • finpainter1
      finpainter1

      We have found float copper several hundred pounds in the UP with detectors. nice video. now a half breed is worth more than the silver for a specimen.

      about 1 year ago
    • Alex Ruzgus
      Alex Ruzgus

      Loved your very informative video.

      about 1 year ago
    • Kerry Dennison
      Kerry Dennison

      He should write a story in an article for American Digger magazine

      about 1 year ago