An open letter to U.P. local politicians, residents, and Francis X Donnell of the Detroit News Francis X Donnell’s “Detroit News” article of May 17, 2017 brings to light the problems of rapid continuing decline of population, monetary resources & public services here in the U.P. For those of us who have lived in the … Continue reading U.P. Economic Revolution
Electric utilities eat up an awful lot of Copper Country income that is needed to reinvigorate the LOCAL economy, not line the pockets of out-of-state utility companies. Even the old copper mining companies here recognized the value of clearing cropland alongside their mining locations. They used the crops to feed livestock - those poor beasts … Continue reading Dump dependency on dirty coal power
Ana & Sera Lester don't need metal detectors to find float copper on Copper Country rock piles. It's in their blood - perhaps much like the old Cornish miners who directed underground explorations for C&H and other Lake Superior copper mines. Even these "poor rock" piles on the gasplant trail yield copper - and modern … Continue reading Copper finds on Laurium’s poor rock piles
Copperland Corporation is currently modeling historic mining sites in Keweenaw County. The 3D models will be used in presenting opportunities for nonprofit community utilities that slash heating bills for Copper Country residents. Minewater district heating projects underway include Central Mine, Mohawk #4, Phoenix Mine & Quincy #2.
We had another great U.P. wind storm in Alger county last night! Can't wait to harness the power & share our results with Copper Country residents who are watching this project. Assembling the parts on this rooftop wind generator mount is easy. More how-to videos to come will show blade construction, assembly & operation. Our … Continue reading Copperland Wind Workshop #3 – rooftop mount parts & assembly
An online educational article on copper states that it is cheaper to recycle copper than to mine and extract new copper. "Recycled copper is worth up to 90% of the cost of the original copper. - Recycling a tonne of copper uses 15% of the energy that would be used to mine and extract the … Continue reading Why settle for 15% energy efficiency in recycling copper? Go for the GOLD! Renewable, that is.
Amazing. Michigan's politicians haven't changed much since this 1885 observation by Peter White! They still think the U.P. is a liability - and routinely give away mineral-rich land to foreign powers. "It is an interesting historical fact that at the time Michigan was admitted into the Untion as a State, the reception of the upper … Continue reading Before Copper was King, when Trolls rejected the U.P. in Michigan’s statehood pact
Copper Country economic growth depends on young, energetic industrialists in small "invisible" shops to supply sustainable energy products to local & global markets. Randall & Konrad Lester are learning machining skills at the first Copperland Wind Generator Workshop. Live at: http://youtu.be/VXHebDPZZC0
Copperland Corporation has a new website. This new economic development initiative is looking for democratic industrialist who want to manufacture a sustainable future - beginning in Michigan's Copper Country! BTW - While you're checking out the copperland.org site - make sure to visit the new Copperland Corporation channel on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAQ2B7ON5kEBWGg2TOb0sKg This new YouTube … Continue reading Copperland Corporation is online