Copper mining in the United States - Wikipedia
Copper mining in the United States has been a major industry since the rise of the northern Michigan copper district in the 1840s. In 2017 the United States produced 1.27 million metric tonnes of copper, worth $8 billion, making it the world's fourth largest copper producer, after Chile , China , and Peru .Christian Fike, II (1760 - 1850) - Genealogy - geni,Christian, Jr., died 2 Feb 1850, and Christina 6 May 1857. Both were buried on the home farm. When strip mining was started on what was once their farm, their bodies were moved to the Union Cemetery at Meyersdale, PA. Family links:Copper in the USA: US Companies,The same economic factors at work in recent years in the mining industry squeezed the profit margins of brass mills, which had been dominated by large full-line mills producing a wide range of products including strip, sheet, plate, rod, bar, forgings, mechanical wire, and tubing.