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Explore Upper Peninsula Mines and Mine Museums

On a fall drive through the Upper Peninsula, the copper boom still echoes throughout the tours, scenic routes and historic sites. Grab a hard hat, a heavy coat and sturdy shoes. For the next hour or so, you’re a copper miner in the Upper Peninsula, following in the footsteps of those who toiled here long ago. The complete mine effect sets in on the full tour once you’re inside the shaft at

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Abandoned Mining Towns In The Upper Peninsula Of

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. A Stamp Mill’s purpose was to crush rocks so they could extract the minerals they sought after. Unfortunately

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Huge Upper Peninsula mine OK'd despite major concerns

13/08/2019· Over and over, Michigan environmental regulators sounded alarms as they reviewed a proposed large, open-pit ore mine in the Upper Peninsula near

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Copper Mine Tours, Upper Peninsula

The first mineral boom in the United States occurred in 1843 when people from all over the continent began to chase the copper, silver and iron of Michigan’s upper peninsula. These mines were in commercial operation for more than a hundred years.

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The Mining Industry Michigan History

The mining industry has been essential for Marquettes economy since its founding in 1849. The Upper Peninsula was considered a useless piece of inhospitable land up until Douglas Houghton discovered copper in the Keweenaw Peninsula in 1841. Soon after, William Burt discovered iron ore in the Upper Peninsula in 1844. Thousands of people travelled to the upper peninsula to work in the mines

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Here Are 11 Fascinating Photos Of Michigan's Copper

31/12/2016· Most of Michigan’s copper is found in the western portion of the Upper Peninsula. Flickr/upnorthmemories. Michigan’s “Copper Country” is unique because it produces a form of copper that’s more pure than similar metals found in other parts of the country. Flickr/upnorthmemories. While copper was originally mined by Native Americans around the year 5000 BCE, Michigan’s “mine rush

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Up Close: Iron Mining in the Upper Peninsula WXPR

26/11/2013· “Certainly the selenium fish consumption advisory is the major issue with those mines right now.” That’s Michigan DEQ’s Steve Casey, water resources supervisor for the Upper Peninsula. He explains that in recent years high levels of selenium in nearby streams and lakes have been linked to runoff from mine waste rock piles. Cliffs Natural Resources has paid fines and is building a

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Eagle Mine in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to operate

06/09/2019· Marquette Officials say a high-grade nickel and copper mine in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is expected to remain in operation more than a year longer than earlier expected.

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Copper Mine Tours, Upper Peninsula

The first mineral boom in the United States occurred in 1843 when people from all over the continent began to chase the copper, silver and iron of Michigan’s upper peninsula. These mines were in commercial operation for more than a hundred years.

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The Mining Industry Michigan History

The mining industry has been essential for Marquettes economy since its founding in 1849. The Upper Peninsula was considered a useless piece of inhospitable land up until Douglas Houghton discovered copper in the Keweenaw Peninsula in 1841. Soon after, William Burt discovered iron ore in the Upper Peninsula in 1844. Thousands of people travelled to the upper peninsula to work in the mines

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Mining In Michigan Upper Peninsula storieperlavita.it

The Ropes Gold Mine in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The ropes gold mine is the most important historic gold mine in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The mine has a great history that dates back to 1881 when gold was discovered at its site near the town of Ishpeming by Julius Ropes, a postmaster, a former druggist and a school board member. Michigan agency held meeting with Upper Peninsula mine

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The ancient copper mines of Michigan's Upper Peninsula

09/10/2012· The area now known as Michigan's Upper Peninsula contains rich copper resources that were mined extensively beginning in the second half of the nineteenth century. Amazingly, the professional miners who worked the area beginning in the 1850s all describe evidence of extensive ancient mining activity in the area -- evidence that included not only large mines but also massive

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Gold Mining in Michigan's Upper Penninsula HubPages

07/01/2014· This is an excerpt from 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 Menominee Herald Leader. He was always interested in prospecting for gold and later in life he found small amounts of gold dry panning in the hills of New Mexico, where he retired. Source. In the 1800’s our nation had many

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About Eagle Mine Eagle Mine

Eagle Mine is an underground, high-grade nickel and copper mine located in western Marquette County of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It is the first mine to be permitted under Michigan’s Part 632 Non-Ferrous Mineral Mining Law. The mine is expected to produce 365 million pounds of nickel, and 295 million pounds of copper, and trace amounts of other minerals over its estimated mine life (2014

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Up Close: Iron Mining in the Upper Peninsula WXPR

26/11/2013· “Certainly the selenium fish consumption advisory is the major issue with those mines right now.” That’s Michigan DEQ’s Steve Casey, water resources supervisor for the Upper Peninsula. He explains that in recent years high levels of selenium in nearby streams and lakes have been linked to runoff from mine waste rock piles. Cliffs Natural Resources has paid fines and is building a

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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 Mining History

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives Open House, 1:00 pm 4:00 p.m., Thursday, June 6, 2019. The extensive collections housed at the Northern Michigan University Archives in Marquette include a remarkable assemblage of more than a century of the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron (CCI) Company and other mining industry records, documents, and photographs, many of which will

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