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Copper Pavilion

The Copper Pavilion was made possible through a generous donation from John and Jane Matz. It is located west of the Phyllis and John Seaman Garden. The centerpiece of the exhibit is the Guinness world record holding 19-ton Lake Copper which was recovered from Great Sand Bay in Lake Superior. It is on permanent loan from the State of Michigan, Department of Natural Resources.

COPPER PAVILION

While the 19-ton Lake Copper on exhibit in the Copper Pavilion is impressive, single masses of native copper weighing up to 400 tons were found underground in the mines.