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  • Michigan Gold Silver Mining in the Upper Peninsula

    02 10 2021  To this day mining enthusiasts still search for the pockets of gold and silver rumored to be hiding in the hills of Michigan s Upper Peninsula From the exploration of mine shafts of old to the mechanized mining of the modern era take a journey through geography and time and learn details that help to pinpoint prospect areas for enthusiastic mineral buffs.

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  • List of Copper Country mines

    Many copper mines have existed in the Copper Country of Michigan These include both large scale commercial ventures and small operations There are numerous ancient mine pits in and around the Copper Country area especially on Isle Royale several of these were developed Numerous small modern diggings exist around the area as well including some around Fort Wilkins and the Copper

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  • Metal Detecting in Michigan

    18 04 2017  Mining Towns of Michigan Many years later copper and iron were discovered in the Upper Peninsula Treasure hunters can certainly find artifacts in and near these mines as well Mining was considerable for many years and had a considerable impact on the growth of this region.

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  • Iron Mountain Iron Mine Vulcan

    Guided Underground Tours A certified Michigan State Historical Landmark This fascinating tour is family fun and educational too You won t forget the experience of visiting the Iron Mountain Iron Mine with skilled guides who take you through 2600 feet of underground drifts and tunnels to 400 feet below the earth s surface to see an amazing underground lighted cavern giving you a close up

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  • Eagle Mine Michigan

    The Eagle Mine is a small high grade nickel mining and copper mining project owned by Lundin Mining.The mine is located on the Yellow Dog Plains in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in the United States.Eagle is the only primary nickel mining project in the United States.The mine began production in fall 2014 and is expected to produce 360 million pounds of nickel 295 million pounds of copper

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  • Copper and silver mine approved in Michigan s Upper

    IRONWOOD MI A permit for a new copper and silver mine in Michigan s Upper Peninsula has been approved as the region is undergoing a mining boom The Michigan Department of Environmental

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  • Three Abandoned UP Mining Towns

    Three Abandoned UP Mining Towns When a UP mining town lost its company residents moved on But in these historical abandoned towns many structures remain letting visitors glimpse the past Stone walls frame empty interiors creating evocative images for eyes and cameras in this bygone industrial town From 1867 to 1891 nearly 500 people

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  • Metal Detecting in Michigan

    18 04 2017  Mining Towns of Michigan Many years later copper and iron were discovered in the Upper Peninsula Treasure hunters can certainly find artifacts in and near these mines as well Mining was considerable for many years and had a considerable impact on the growth of this region.

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  • Why people from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan are

    06 02 2019  The Upper Peninsula was a known spot for copper Native Americans harvested copper and mining was on the mind of the early immigrants to the region The newly jobless people from Cornwall had the exact skills needed to start up Michigan s mining communities and knew just the food to get the miners through the day.

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  • The Finns in Michigan

    Finns in Michigan The Finns in the mines Some writers have tried to explain the location of Finns in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on the basis of the similarity existing between this territory and Finland.

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  • Mine Adventures

    Copper mining was long the lifeblood of the Upper Peninsula Adventure Mine located in Greenland Township allows visitors to explore one of the best preserved copper mines in Michigan Visitors can choose from four underground tours from basic walking tours to a more daring tour that requires participants to rappel to the second level of the mine.

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  • Copper Strike 1913 14 Military History of the Upper

    11 10 2015  Lankton Larry The Strike of 1913 1914 Hollowed Ground Copper Mining and Community Building on Lake Superior 1840s 1990s Great Lakes Books 2010 191 206 Kaunonen Gary and Goings Community in Conflict A Working Class History of the 1913 14 Michigan Copper Strike and the Italian Hall Tragedy.

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  • Upper Peninsula

    Profiles Michigan s Mining History in the Upper Peninsula Cleveland OH Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company 1976 Reimann Lewis Charles When Pine was King Ann Arbor MI 1952 Rezek Antoine I History of the Diocese of Sault Ste Marie and Marquette the Development of the Catholic Church in Upper Michigan.

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  • History of Energy in Michigan s Upper Peninsula Line 5

    11 10 2019  This is part one of a series of articles looking at the Upper Peninsula s energy situation and how it relates to the ongoing Line 5 debate In this piece we look at how energy utilities developed in the Upper Peninsula how this tied into the mining

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  • Top Attractions

    The Adventure Mining Company provides a variety of tours that let you experience the history of Upper Michigan firsthand Located in Ontonagon County at the base of the Keweenaw Peninsula in Michigan s Western Upper Peninsula the Adventure Mine in Greenland MI is

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  • A Mining Rush in the Upper Peninsula

    Published May 24 2012 IRONWOOD Mich On the far northern reaches of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan James Jacques drove on a rutted logging road to an old mining shaft surrounded by a chain link fence Dug in the 1950s the shaft was briefly active

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  • A Copper Mine Millionaire s Mansion in Michigan s UP

    A Copper Mine Millionaire s Mansion in Michigan s UP A Neoclassical mansion tucked away in Laurium a small town of otherwise modest houses on the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan s Upper Peninsula is proof that mineral wealth generated by mining in the Edwardian era fueled a building boom Mining company executives lived large at

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  • Here Are 11 Fascinating Photos Of Michigan s Copper Mining

    31 12 2016  These 11 Rare Photos Show Michigan s Copper Mining History Like Never Before Most Michiganders know that our state played a large role in the earliest days of the copper mining industry but it s easy to forget that we once sat at the very forefront of this booming business.

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  • Gold Prospecting Locations in Michigan

    23 07 2014  Another proximate mine from Michigan Mine was the Peninsular Gold Mining Company It produced gold in granite Other prominent mines in the area during the 1890 s were the Grummett Swains Mocklers Grayling and Giant Mines In Marquette County all regional stream gravels and glacial moraine debris contained placer gold.

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  • Shuttered for Years Mines in the Upper Peninsula Remain

    07 06 2017  The state of Michigan is home to Motown a world class baseball team America s largest ski jumpand thousands of extremely dangerous abandoned mine shafts As the mining industry began leaving Michigan s Upper Peninsula in the mid twentieth century few steps were taken to ensure the safety of existing structures Today there are over 700 abandoned

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  • Cliff Mine Tours in Eagle Harbor Michigan

    The now defunct Cliff Mine was part of the great copper rush of the 1840s within the Keweenaw Peninsula a 75 mile long piece of land jutting into Lake Superior from Michigan s Upper Peninsula.

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    Mining Action Group The Mining Action Group is a volunteer grassroots effort to defend the clean water and wild places of Michigan s Upper Peninsula from the dangers of sulfide mining previously known as Save the Wild U.P.

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  • Ruins of the White Pine Mine Michigan

    After years of construction and testing workers began extracting ore in 1953 though full scale mining would wait until 1955 In a time when virtually every other mine on the Upper Peninsula was long abandoned it must have seemed like a miracle White Pine Mine aerial Date Unknown Michigan Tech Archives The mine extracted 10 000 to 23 000

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  • Back Forty Mine Modern Zinc Gold Mine in Michigan s Upper

    Back Forty Mine is Aquila Resources 100 owned permitting stage gold and zinc rich mine located in Menominee County in Michigan s Upper Peninsula Zinc and copper minerals were discovered in 1999 when a local landowner had a water well deepened Early in 2002 exploration drilling resulted in the discovery of the deposit.

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  • Abandoned Mining Towns In The Upper Peninsula Of Michigan

    While Upper Michigan still has so much to offer much of its industry has ceased to exist Starting in the mid 1800 s mining was the main industry of Upper Michigan Upper Michigan had an abundance of copper and other minerals Stamp Mills began popping up all over Upper Michigan.

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  • Open‐Pit Mining Vise for Upper Michigan

    20 03 1972  So today there are only two underground mines operating in Michigan s Upper Peninsula Cleveland Cliffs Mather B almost on the site of the original discovery of iron in nearby Negaunee and

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  • Michigan Mining History

    The copper rich Keweenaw Peninsula the northernmost part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan juts 40 miles into Lake Superior from its south shore Although the copper mines are now silent the natural elements including forests low rolling hills Lake Superior and countless inland lakes and streams cool summer temperatures and hay fever free days make this area one of the nation s

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  • Judge rejects controversial Upper Peninsula mine s

    05 01 2021  Judge rejects controversial Upper Peninsula mine s wetlands permit Aquila Resources Inc proposes to mine for gold zinc and copper within 150

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  • Ghost Towns Upper Peninsula Keweenaw Michigan

    Because of its history with natural resource extraction industries like mining and logging you ll find many of its ghost towns in the Upper Peninsula The industries booms and busts led to rapid population increases and declines creating ghost towns throughout the region particularly in the Keweenaw Peninsula due to copper mining activity in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

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  • Upper Country

    mining companies began operating in Upper Peninsula Michigan in the late 1840s they faced the problem of attracting labor to a region far from existing Euro American settlements In

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  • Mohawk Mine Mohawk Keweenaw Co Michigan USA

    Mohawk Mine Mohawk Keweenaw Co Michigan USA A Cu Ag As occurrence/mine located in the SW¼SW¼SW¼ sec 27 T57N R32W Michigan Meridian at Mohawk headframe hamlet approximately 6 miles north of Calumet on the east side of Route 41 on

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  • The Finns in Michigan

    Finns in Michigan The Finns in the mines Some writers have tried to explain the location of Finns in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on the basis of the similarity existing between this territory and Finland.

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  • Say NO to Sulfide Mining in the Upper Peninsula MediaMouse

    The Issue In 2002 Kennecott Minerals Exploration discovered a small nickel and copper deposit located in Marquette County in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan A sulfide mine is now being proposed on the Yellow Dog Plains by Kennecott Minerals in order that they gain access to the nickel and copper deposits This appeal has erupted

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  • Michigan Mining History

    The copper rich Keweenaw Peninsula the northernmost part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan juts 40 miles into Lake Superior from its south shore Although the copper mines are now silent the natural elements including forests low rolling hills Lake Superior and countless inland lakes and streams cool summer temperatures and hay fever free days make this area one of the nation s

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  • Michigan s Empire Mine to get 60 million investment

    Drilling continues in Michigan s Upper Peninsula for potentially valuable ore deposits after a judge turned down a request from environmental groups to stop the mine s development. Kennecott Eagle Minerals is drilling 25 miles northwest of Marquette primarily for nickel and copper but palladium gold and silver could also turn up in the deposit.

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  • Michigan Iron Mines

    In 1845 the search for iron ore began in earnest and the first major discovery was made near the present site of Negaunee The men of the search party formed the Jackson Mining Company on July 23 1845 and iron mining in Michigan officially began.

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  • Gold Mining in Michigan s Upper Peninsula Boy Gold Miner

    Gold Mining in Michigan s Upper Peninsula Boy Gold Miner This is an article written by my father James M Clem in the early 1960 s about Gold mining in Michigan s Upper Peninsula It was published in the Marquette Mining Journal The Ropes gold mine near Ishpeming cease actual operations in 1897 ending an era of history.

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  • History of Energy in Michigan s Upper Peninsula Line 5

    11 10 2019  This is part one of a series of articles looking at the Upper Peninsula s energy situation and how it relates to the ongoing Line 5 debate In this piece we look at how energy utilities developed in the Upper Peninsula how this tied into the mining and logging boom of the mid 1800s and how demographic shifts over decades effect energy rates and distribution today.

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  • Cliff Mine

    The Cliff Mine is the first successful mine in the Michigan Copper District and dates from 1845 It remained highly successful the largest copper mine in the US for more than a decade Ruins of the early mining operations the town of Clifton and two cemetaries are here to

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