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      Rockin' history in rocks

      A retired Michigan Tech professor is turning his love and knowledge of the Copper Country into an informational website.

      Using his 43 years of teaching, Bill Rose has created "Keweenaw Geoheritage" to show off the dozens of unique geological sites located in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties. This includes more than 200 locations for rock hounds, hikers, and bikers to explore. He breaks them down into five themes: Lavas and the Continental Rift, Red Sediments and Filling of the Hole, The Keweenaw Thrust Fault, Massive Ice Sheets and The Feel and Look of the Lake.

      For those who don't want to explore on their own, Rose is also offering guided field trips through the Western UP Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education.