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Annti Jaar Virta Interview Transcript

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  • 2015-03-10


Annti Jaar Virta discusses his life and career in Finland and in the Upper Peninsula’s Copper Country. Annti began his career in metal research as a lab technician in Finland before emigrating and continuing his research in New Jersey for the American Climax Company. Later, Annti moved to the Upper Peninsula and continued his work for notable ore mining companies including the White Pine Mine, Calumet and Hecla, and the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Mining Company under the direction of Tsu-Ming Han. Annti is the last living technician to have worked with Tsu-Ming Han, and during the course of the interview he explains what working for CCI and Tsu-Ming Han was like.

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