Gitche Gumee Landing Gift Shop
Home of Red Metal Minerals
and U. P. Candle Company
202 Ontonagon Street
Ontonagon, MI 49953
Phone: 906-884-6797

Web site:

Red Metal Minerals and U. P. Candle Company are locaated in the Gitche Gumee Landing Gift Shop, Ontonagon, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We offer highly-scented candles, unusual rock and mineral candle holders, a wide variety of rock and mineral specimens, jewelry set with semi-precious stones, and a nice selection of gift items.

The Candle Company offers over 40 fragrances of highly-scented candles, votives, and tea lights that fit into our rock and mineral candle holders, soapstone boxes, ceramic crocks, or they can be purchased separately to use in your own candle holders.

Our brightly colored tea lights in our wide variety of scents can be arranged individually or in groups to create visual moods and aromas ranging as far as the imagination will allow. These long-burning highly-scented candles are all made in Michigan at the U.P. Candle Company.

We offer the following scents in our votives, tea lights, and Ceramic Crock Candles:
Angel Wings, Angel's Kiss, Apples n Oak, Balsam, Banana Nut Bread, Blueberry Cobbler, Cappucino Brule, Christmas in Michigan, Christmas Oatmeal Cookie, Christmas Splendor, Cinnamon, Coconut, Cranberry Sauce, Cucumber Melon, Dreamsicle, Freesia, French Vanilla, Chocolate Fudge, Gingerbread, Great Lakes Mist, Honeysuckle, Hot Apple Pie, Hyacinth, Lake Superior Breeze, Lemon Meringue, Lilac, Lily of the Valley, Michigan Apples, Michigan Breeze, Michigan Meadows, Mulberry, Northland Breeze, Papaya Mango, Peach, Pine, Plumeria, Pumpkin Pie, Sage n Citrus, Spearmint, Strawberry Jam, Thimbleberry, Walk in the Woods, Warm Hazelnut, and Winds of Superior.

Candle Holders

We offer Ceramic Crocks, Soapstone Boxes with Mother of Pearl inlay, and Mineral Candle holders made from polished and rough rocks. All holders are designed to hold our votive or tea light candles and are packaged with the appropriate candle in your choice of scents.

Ceramic Crock Candles
These long-burning candles come in your choice of our fragrances.
Each candle comes gift wrapped in a gold striped cellophane bag.


Small crock with a 6 oz candle for $9.95

Medium crock with a 12 oz candle for $13.95

Large crock with 20 oz candle with 3 wicks $18.95

Mineral Candle Holders made from Polished and Rough Rocks.

Our polished Rock Candle Holders have been drilled to fit our scented votive or tea light candles giving a warm friendly glow by accenting the beauty of the natural structure of the stone. You can choose any of our fragrances for your rock candle holder.

We offer the following Mineral Candle Holders

Brazilian agate: upright shape
Brazilian agate: flat shape

Rose Quartz

Satinspar: white
Satinspar: orange


Brazilian Agate


Prices range from $15.00 to $30.00 for the candle holder and a package of candles

Soapstone Boxes with Mother of Pearl Inlay on the Lid of the Box
Each lid is hand-carved and is unique. Boxes come in 4 shapes: oval, round, heart, or a rectangle.
We offer 3 sizes of each box. Some medium and all large boxes can be used to burn tea lights

We offer 3 sizes of each box.
Some medium and all large boxes can be used to burn tea lights

Small Box: 1" x 1.5"

Medium Box: 2" x 3"

Large Box: 2" x 4"

Highly-Scented Long-Burning Candles

Tea Lights & Votive Candles come in over 40 scents and are brightly colored.

Set of 4 Tea Lights: $2.50

 Votive Candles: $4.25 for a package of 4 candles

 All orders are plus a shipping and handling charge.

These highly-scented candles and candle holders can be purchased by phone at 906-884-6797,
E-mail:, or on online on our main web site at
Contact us and we will get your candles out to you within 3-5 business days.

 Gift Shop
We featured are wall hangings, vases and bowls made from Onyx and Marble,
copper items, and local souvenirs including Children's t-shirts, books, and gifts

Our jewelry items include jewelry set with Petoskey Stone, Agates, Greenstones, and Copper. We also carry a nice selection of Jody Coyote and Silver Fox Jewelry.

Red Metal Minerals

Red Metal Minerals, located at the Gitche Gumee Landing Gift Shop, carries a large variety of copper, datolite, local specimens, and minerals from around the world in the gift shop. Included are many unusual gift items such as agate slabs and bookends of all sorts. Spectacular mineral specimens for the serious collector and anyone who enjoys the beauty Mother Nature as well as unusual gift items such as Onyx Chess Sets, Amethyst Cathedrals, Agate Slabs, Bookends of many varieties, and a selection of books written on the history and geology of copper mining in the Keweenaw Peninsula, listed below.

Books available at Red Metal Minerals

All books are plus shipping charges.

To place an order phone: 906-884-6618 or E-mail:

New: A Guide to Michigan's Historic Keweenaw Copper District by Lawrence Molloy.
This updated version of
Copper Country Road Trips is filled with Photographs, Maps, and Tours of the Keweenaw . . . Past and Present. Enjoy Keweenaw History from the comfort of your car.
Price: $24.00
+ Shipping
Keweenaw Copper: Geology and History by Theodore J. Bornhorst & Larry D. Lankton
Price: $14.00
+ Shipping
Self-guided Geological Field Trip to the Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan
by Theodore J. Bornhorst & William I. Rose.
Price: $30.00 + Shipping
A Visitor's Guide to the Historic Quincy Mine by Lawrence J. Malloy.
Price $10.00 + Shipping

To order phone: 906-884-6618 or E-Mail Richard Whiteman at: for more information on purchasing rock and mineral specimens, and the books published by Great Lakes GeoScience Press. Many different types and sizes of specimens and ores, such as the ones pictured at the top of the page, are available from Red Metal Minerals.

Visit the Gitche Gumee Landing Gift Shop and Red Metal Minerals in Ontonagon.
Located where Ontonagon Street ends at the Ontonagon River
near the shores of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Gitche Gumee Landing Gift Shop
Home of Red Metal Minerals
and U. P. Candle Company
202 Ontonagon Street
Ontonagon, MI 49953
Phone: 906-884-6797
Fax: 906-884-6753

Summer Hours of operation - Monday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday 12 noon to 4 pm, (July and August)
Call for non-summer hours.

For additional information and online purchase of candles,
visit our web site at:


Ontonagon Business Page
Shopping in the Upper Peninsula
The Upper Peninsula Traveler Home Page

Photos: Gitche Gumee Landing

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