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Explore Upper Peninsula Mines and Mine Museums

04/10/2017· 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

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Abandoned Mining Towns In The Upper Peninsula Of

19/06/2019· 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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THE 5 BEST Upper Peninsula Mines (with Photos)

Top Upper Peninsula Mines: See reviews and photos of Mines in Upper Peninsula, Michigan on Tripadvisor.

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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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Gold Mining in Michigan's Upper Penninsula HubPages

22/09/2012· 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.

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Iron Mines in Michigan NASA

Today, mine operators in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are generally after taconite, a low-grade ore that was once considered waste rock. To make it usable, mining companies blast it into small pieces with explosives, grind it into powder with powerful machinery, and then use magnets or flotation techniques to separate the iron minerals out from the surrounding rock. Iron-rich powder is then

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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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Eagle Mine a subsidiary of Lundin Mining

As Michigan’s newest mine in decades, we’re dedicated to keeping our employees safe, protecting the environment, and being a responsible community member. Eagle is the nation’s only primary nickel mine and is expected to produce 360 million pounds of nickel, 295 million pounds of copper and small amounts of other metals over our estimated mine life (2014 mid-2025). Learn more > Did

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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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Timeline Upper Peninsula Iron Mining: Growth after the

A Brief History of Mining in the Upper Peninsula. 1844: Iron ore is discovered in the Upper Peninsula by William A. Burt, the United States deputy surveyor. (27) 1845: The first major discovery of ore is made near Negaunee, Michigan. (28) July 23: The Jackson Mining Company is formed. The Jackson Mine is opened in Negaunee, Michigan. 1849: Iron traces are found in the Menominee Iron Range

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Timeline of Michigan Copper Mining Prehistory to 1850

18/12/2018· The Upper Peninsula is added to Michigan after the state relinquished its claim to land around Toledo, Ohio. 1840 Douglass Houghton, state geologist of Michigan, publishes a report on the geology of the Upper Peninsula and describes the Keweenaw's copper deposits.

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Adventure Mining Company Upper Peninsula of

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 only a 30 minute drive from Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. The Adventure Mining Company invites you to try

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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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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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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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Ancient Copper Mining in the Upper Peninsula

18/12/2008· Fred Huffman—Upper Peninsula tour guide and man about Marquette—is the one who first told me there had been Yooper copper miners 7,000 years ago. Ancient mine

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Copper deposits of the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, Michigan 49931, USA ABSTRACT The western Upper Peninsula of Michigan is well known for hosting signifi cant concentrations of copper in copper-dominated deposits. Most of the copper is hosted by rocks of the Mesoproterozoic Midcontinent Rift. Copper deposits in

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10 Copper Mines In Michigan ideas michigan, upper

Sep 27, 2017 Explore Michelle Corey's board "Copper Mines In Michigan" on Pinterest. See more ideas about michigan, upper peninsula, keweenaw peninsula.

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