The author of this article, F. Joseph, states that beneath the surface of Rock Lake lie at least ten structures. Two of these have been mapped and photographed by skin divers and sonar. Structure #1, which has been dubbed the Limnatis Pyramid, has a base width of 60 feet, a length of about 100 feet, and a height of 18 feet, although only about 10 feet protrude from the silt and mud. It is a truncated pyramid, built largely out of round, black stones. On the truncated top, the stones are squarish. The remains of a plaster coating can be discerned.
The Rock Lake structures are made more believable by the presence, 3 miles away, of the Indian site of Aztalan. There, there are two truncated, earthen pyramids, partially surrounded by a tall stockade, which was originally plastered. Aztalan seems to have been occupied as late as the Fourteenth Century.
THE STONE CAPS MISSING
During the excavation of Frank Joseph, he found that the stone caps of the pyramids were broken off.
The YUCHI tribe had an explanation to this in their oral tradition. The caps were removed or intentionally destroyed for ritual reason before the inhabitants left, to de-consecrate the sacred precinct and to prevent desecration by non believer.
However this reminds me of our American Dollar - as it shows the stone cap there separated from the main frame of the pyramids.
Is this to mean that when these particular people come back, the stone caps will once again be placed on the pyramids? And what power does these caps lend to the pyramid.
THE RED STONE
A strange artifact was found in one of the pyramids - a bright red stone with strong hues of brilliant orange running through it, giving it a flame like quality . It was found to be HIXTONITE, a trace mineral containing elements of copper responsible for its fiery glow.
Outside of occasional deposits around Lake Erie and in Minnesota, the nearest source for the mineral is known to be HIXTON, WI, over 100 miles away. It would have had to have been imported to get to this area. The hixtonite was found to have been manufactured for religious ornaments, sacred arrowheads and ritual drill bits. It was thought to be a stone of spiritual powers and regarded as holy. It was exported throughout the Midwest, down south as far the Gulf Coast.
PLASTER AND CEMENT COVERINGS
Evidence shows us that the pyramids of Rock Lake and the buildings at Aztalan were covered by a cement or plaster like substance, giving the exterior a smooth coating. This same coating was found at the city of Cahokia and in southern Indiana, Angel Mounds.
Sixty five miles northeast of Angel Mounds lie the Wyandotte Caves, where hundreds of tons of dry limestone were mined by these ancient miners. The material was used in the production of a white plaster.
The Salts Cave, which is part of the Kentucky Mammoth Cave Park, was also mined anciently for gypsum, a white plaster known to have been then manufactured. Contrary to believe, the human remains found in the caves shows that these people were not of the hunter gatherer culture but someone entirely different. Preserved human fecal droppings in the cave reveal to us that the original inhabitants ate cultivated foods identical to the specialized crops harvested by the original inhabitants of Aztlan. These people were of large stature with red and blond hair.
ROCK LAKE - ANCIENT MINING CENTER EXTRACTING RAW COPPER
Rock Lake was an ancient mining center, clearing house where raw copper extracted from the Great Lakes region was readied for shipment elsewhere and a home for the miners until they could return to Michigan the following summer. This mining center operation would have employed thousands of miners, handlers, sailors, overseers and workers of all kinds, together with an efficient calendrical technology that would have been vital to their success and survival. There were found an abundance of astronomically significant structures stretching from Rock lake to the Upper Peninsula.
The First Mining Center in Aztalan and Upper Michigan ceased and abandoned their operation approximately 1200 BC. They were again reopened approximately 900AD . The date of Aztalan reopening coincides with the establishment of CAHOKIA.
Cahokia was known for their Woodhedge, which was a precisely arranged circle of twenty foot tall red painted cedar posts that calculated the positions of the sun. With accurate celestrial information they knew when to dispath their mining expeditions to the Upper Peninsula. With the collapse of the Cahokia, many of them migrated to the Rock Lake area to be as close as possible to the copper bearing region. During this time, they traded copper with the Toltec Civilizations in Mexico and South America.
In the 1930's, Archaeological excavations at Aztalan unearthed the remains of a large, rectangular building containing an abundance of unworked copper, establishing the sites identity as a mining town. The buildings eight inch thick walls were curved, slightly and ran between large furnaces or firepits, all suggesting that the copper was cast into ingots before shipping.
It seems that these people suddenly appeared on the scene and was fully operational at approximately 3,000 BC. They wre using crib lifts to hoist more than three tons of rock at a time and highly efficient prospecting methods superior to late eighteenth century British technology. They were able to cut straight down into sixty feet of solid rock and organized a hierarchy of tasks for thousands of workers. Add they had advanced knowledge of astronomy, shipbuilding and navigation.
They appeared during an epoch considered the very dawn of civilization, and was already functioning at a feverish pace in the Great lakes region centuries before the Trojan War!
According to the lunar date given in Plato's dialogues and corroborative Egyptian records, Atlantis was destroyed in the month of Goddess Hathor, roughly corresponding to our November, 1198 BC, the approximate time Michigan copper mines were abandoned. The 14,000 BC date stated by Plato as the year in which Atlantis sank was an interpreters error brought about by failing to properly tans-compute the Egyptian lunar time scale into Greek solar calendar.
The trade routes to North America were considered National Secrets. After the destruction of Atlantis, the knowledge of the Copper producing country was lost..and thus ended the Bronze Age.
Plato additionally described the destruction of Atlantis as having been so cataclysmic, the waters outside the Straits of Gibraltar were impassible because of the thick carpet of volcanic debris that congested the nearby ocean, effectively preventing passage beyond the Mediterranean ocean.