Gold in Michigan
MARC Geologic Research Services
This is more pamphlet than book. It is more of a general summary of gold discoveries in Michigan. This is basically a county guide to gold discoveries. It is geared to the lay person and it would be a natural choice for any public library in Michigan.
It is a weeder because its physical binding is gone, the typeset is terrible to read and the images are fuzzy. There are also no direct citations other than an author’s note that the information was from state and national records. However, depending on the item’s condition and collection parameters, it might be a keeper. I doubt this would be important to geology research, but it could be helpful for historical or genealogical leads.
The UP (Upper Peninsula for you non Michigan people) has a rich mining history and the discovery of gold is just another chapter. The 1913 strike and Italian Hall disaster remain the defining event for the mining industry. To learn more about mining history in Michigan, browse the archives of Michigan Technological University.