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Mining Action Group | The Mining Action Group is a ...

Mining Action Group Kathleen Heideman, [email protected] The Mining Action Group, formerly Save the Wild UP, was founded in 2004 to defend the clean water and wild places of Michigan''s Upper Peninsula from the dangers of sulfide mining. Superior Watershed Partnership Executive Director Carl Lindquist, (906) 228-6095

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Upper Peninsula of Michigan

From 1843 to the 1920''s, the Upper Peninsula was the only place on earth where pure, workable native copper was found in commercial quantities. The copper found on Lake Superior came out of the ground so free of adulterants that it could be formed into pots and pans without refining or processing.

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Mining; Upper Peninsula Geological Repository. The Upper Peninsula Geological Repository (UPGR) is located in Michigan''s Upper Peninsula near the Sawyer International Airport in Gwinn, Michigan. The collection is enclosed within in a 44,000 square foot warehouse at the former K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base and holds drill core and cuttings with an ...

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List of Copper Country mines | Upper Peninsula Wiki | Fandom

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). ... Upper Peninsula Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community.

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Michigan''s UP is full of closed mines. Technology may give ...

 · Mining waste and growing wetlands mean more mercury in fish in Upper Peninsula Funded by a $50,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a two-year pilot project will focus on the Mather B iron mine, which closed in 1979 and whose former administrative offices are now a high school.

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Say NO to Sulfide Mining in the Upper Peninsula – MediaMouse

Although the Upper Peninsula has a long history with mining, it has traditionally been with ore-based mining. Sulfide mining is a much more dangerous and harmful form of mining. Unlike ore-based mining, sulfide mining extracts nickel, copper and other deposits from sulfide-rich rock compounds.

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Gone fishin'' | News, Sports, Jobs

15  · Upper Peninsula Ontonagon: Lake trout anglers were getting two to three fish per person on average, but some boats were getting none. A few surprise brown …

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Underground Mine Tours

Experience Underground Copper Mining As It Was In The 1800s. Experience the mine as the miners would have over 160 years ago with a single light on your hard hat. Our tours provide guests with experiences that are anything but average. Our mine is located near Greenland, Michigan in the Upper Peninsula. . AdventureMiningCo. 116 subscribers.

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Troubled mining industry now resurgent in Upper Peninsula ...

 · A Canadian company is planning a new mine in the Upper Peninsula, where residents hope for a surprising resurgence of a mining industry that once was an economic pillar in three Upper …

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Michigan-Iron-Mines

The Gogebic was the last of the three great iron ore fields opened in the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin. Beginning in 1848 with Dr. A. Randall, federal and state geologists had mapped the ore formations almost perfectly long before any ore was mined.

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 · Touring da Yoop: Cyclists set off on 10-day, 1,200-mile ride across Upper Peninsula. MARQUETTE — Cycling enthusiasts set out from St. Ignace …

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Careers – Eagle Mine

More than 75 percent of our people were born and raised in the Upper Peninsula and we''re proud to still call it home. If you want to be a part of a team that is redefining the way the mining industry protects the environment, safeguards its people, and strives to be the best community partner, we encourage you to explore opportunities through ...

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Up Close: Iron Mining in the Upper Peninsula | WXPR

 · But the biggest question may be what kind of environmental legacy will be left by the pair of giant mines. "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.

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Upper Peninsula Mining Company

UPPER PENINSULA MINING COMPANY Such Cool Hats...so yooper fun. We sell hats designed in Copper Country Michigan. Midwest love! We accept Doge, Bitcoin, DigiByte, Ethereum and VISA/MC SO SUPER NICE EMBROIDERY SO SUPER FREE DELIVERY These hats are embroidered in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. ...

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Pasty fest returns to the Upper Peninsula

 · (Garrett Neese/The Daily Mining Gazette via AP) Garrett Neese/AP CALUMET, Mich. (AP) — A festival dedicated to the most famous food of Michigan''s Upper Peninsula returned to …

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Caledonia Copper Mine

Caledonia Mine is set in the side of a mountain overlooking the beautiful valley of the Flint Steel River. The mine is conveniently located 20 minutes from Ontonagon and 40 minutes from Houghton. The area is full of other fun things to do near by, from hiking the Porcupine Mountains to relaxing on the beautiful sandy beaches of Lake Superior.

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Copper I

Copper I. MICHIGAN''S COPPER DEPOSITS AND MINING. 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. Michigan has produced over 14 billion pounds ...

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Calumet and Hecla Mining Company | Upper Peninsula Wiki ...

[19] In 1916 the Arizona Bureau of Mines wrote of Calumet & Hecla, which had no operations in Arizona: "Probably no mining company in the country has paid more attention to welfare work than has the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company, and its subsidiaries, in the upper Michigan peninsula." The Arizona Bureau of Mines followed with more than a ...

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Groups mobilize to protect Upper Peninsula forest lands ...

 · Groups mobilize to protect Upper Peninsula forest lands from mining, logging Proponents of a proposal to designate 51,000 acres of woods in the Upper Peninsula as a "wilderness" say it would preserve pristine habitat and recreation lands and ward off future logging, mining …

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Large Upper Peninsula mining plan slated for public debate ...

 · This parcel of land is among those targeted for a large limestone mine in Michigan''s eastern Upper Peninsula. (Courtesy photo) Some 350 million years ago, Michigan was covered by …

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Gold Mining in Michigan''s Upper Penninsula

Gold Mining in Michigan''s Upper Penninsula. 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 ...

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Huge Upper Peninsula mine OK''d despite major concerns

 · A Canadian mining company plans an open-pit sulfide mine 150 feet from the Menominee River. Evaluators found problems, regulators OK''d it anyway. ... open-pit ore mine in the Upper Peninsula near ...

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Houghton defies U.P. trends in census | News, Sports, Jobs ...

1  · HOUGHTON — The Upper Peninsula population declined overall in 2020 census figures, with Houghton County the only U.P. county to gain people over the past decade. The biggest driver of the Houghton County gain was the city of Houghton, which gained 682 people, up 8.9% from 2010. It was one of four cities in the […]

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Mining and Logging | NMU Center for U.P. Studies

Retired employee of Cleveland Cliffs and Kennecott mining companies, John Marshall discusses his career in iron ore mining at the Empire, Tilden, and Republic mines in the Upper Peninsula, the evolution of mining practices since the 1970''s and the future of mining in area.

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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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Explore Upper Peninsula Mines and Mine Museums | Michigan

 · 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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Collecting Copper in Michigan''s Copper Country

 · The Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan has been nationally famous for over 100 years for its history of highly productive copper mining. The local basalt is criss-crossed with many thick veins of native copper that made up the main ore of many of the mines.

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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."

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Michigan''s Forgotten Christmas Eve Massacre

 · On Christmas Eve in 1913, a pitched battle between organized labor and the mining barons of northern Michigan climaxed in the gruesome deaths of over 70 union supporters and their children. The 1913 Massacre struck a debilitating blow to the region''s labor movement and changed the Upper Peninsula forever. But it''s been largely forgotten in popular consciousness.

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Michigan-Copper-Mines

Copper mining in the Upper Peninsula boomed, and from 1845 until 1887 (when it was exceeded by Butte, Montana) the Michigan Copper Country was the nation''s leading producer of copper. In most years from 1850 through 1881, Michigan produced more than three-quarters of the nation''s copper, and in 1869 produced more than 95% of the country''s copper.

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Upper Peninsula Railroads and Mining Ruins

 · Upper Peninsula Railroads and Mining Ruins. 358 likes. This page will be showcasing my adventures in the Upper Peninsula with regards to the railroads and local mining …

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Mining boom roils Upper Peninsula | Mining Action Group

Mining was one of the sectors of the Upper Peninsula''s economy to add jobs in recent years, according to state data. Statewide, however, mining is a relatively small part of Michigan''s economy. Michigan''s $17 billion tourism industry was eight times more valuable than the $2 billion mining industry in 2010, according to state data.

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Ghost Towns Upper Peninsula Keweenaw Michigan

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Mines in 1880 | Upper Peninsula Iron Mining: Growth after ...

Mines in 1880. By 1880, the iron mining industry in the Upper Peninsula was booming in both the Marquette Iron Range and the Menominee Iron Range. This map gives a general location and information on operators, production, and where the products were shipped to. The different color markers indicate the different towns in which these mines were ...