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May 21, 2005

Float Copper — 2.7 Tons Worth


This piece of copper, weighing 5,432 pounds (2.7 tons), was found in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

It measures 7 feet by 5 feet.

Float copper is copper ore which was ripped loose from the earth's surface by a glacier; it then traveled with the glacier to its ultimate destination and remained behind when the glacier melted.

It is found in all states that have received glacial drift from the Lake Superior region, primarily Wisconsin and Michigan.

And now a magnificent specimen can be yours.

It's up for auction on eBay here; the auction ends May 24.

Or you can simply buy it now for $11,995.

Shipping not included.

From the auction website:

    Truly unique, it would make a great conversation piece to place in front of your home.

    No one would ever have another one just like it.

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I recently found a small piece of float copper near Marquette, MI. Can you tell me how to clean it up and make the copper shine?

Posted by: Jim | May 7, 2006 5:34:25 PM

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