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Forged in Fire, Sculpted by Ice—Keweenaw Geostories

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Monday, November 21, 2022, 6 pm

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Husky Bites presents Special Guest Bill Rose

Research Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
Michigan Technological University


Erika Vye ‘16, Great Lakes Research Center


It’s time for some great geoheritage stories (geostories for short). Prof. Rose has many of them! During Husky Bites he will share the geostory about Le Roche Vert (the green rock). It’s the legend of a turquoise vein of rock that projected from the shoreline at Copper Harbor into Lake Superior, making for a spectacular site. It was located near the current site of the Copper Harbor Lighthouse, where travelers rounded the Keweenaw on their way westward. Known by Native Americans for centuries, the green rock was widely exaggerated and extolled by certain Voyageurs, who were French Canadian trappers and violent wild explorers. This led to the fame of copper and the public awareness of the possible riches of the Keweenaw, Isle Royale and Lake Superior. Prof. Rose will also share a geostory about one theory concerning the Keweenaw Fault—the result of an important discussion and argument by geologists, done when geology was a very young science, full of uncertainty (it still is!). And he’ll tell the geostory of Billy Royal, Ed Hulbert  and the wild boar—and how they found the C & H Conglomerate in 1868. Joining in will be his colleague, friend and former student, Dr. Erika Vye. 

Be sure to read the blog post here!

Join us early at 5:45 p.m. for conversation and a weather update.

About Husky Bites

Husky Bites are free Interactive Zoom Webinars from the College of Engineering at Michigan Tech. Time after for Q&A.

Series Host

Janet Callahan
Dean of the College of Engineering
Michigan Technological University

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Join us for a bite! Grab some dinner with Dean Janet Callahan and a special guest, and learn something new! This family-friendly event is BYOC (bring your own curiosity). 

When: Mondays, 6:00 p.m. starting September 26 and held weekly through November 21.

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