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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

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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

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  • Groups mobilize to protect Upper Peninsula forest lands

    Aug 02 2021 Groups mobilize to protect Upper Peninsula forest lands from mining logging Proponents of a proposal to designate 51000 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 and other development Photo courtesy of Keep the UP Wild

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  • Iron Mines in Michigan NASA

    Aug 28 2014 Today mine operators in Michigans Upper Peninsula are generally after taconite a lowgrade 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

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  • Back Forty Mine Modern ZincGold Mine in Michigans Upper

    Back Forty is Aquilas 100owned zinc and gold mine located in Menominee County in Michigans Upper Peninsula Zinc and copper minerals were discovered in 2001 when a local landowner was having a new water well installed Early in 2002 exploration drilling resulted in the discovery of the deposit Subsequent drilling in 200203 and 2006

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  • MichiganCopperMines Mining Artifacts

    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 nations leading producer of copper In most years from 1850 through 1881 Michigan produced more than threequarters of the nations copper and in 1869 produced more than 95 of the countrys copper

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  • Timeline of Michigan Copper Mining Prehistory to 1850

    Dec 18 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 Keweenaws copper deposits

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  • Here Are 11 Fascinating Photos Of Michigans Copper Mining

    Dec 31 2016 Mining continued throughout the early to mid20th century reaching its height in 1916 when Michigan produced over 250 million pounds of copper in one year Flickrupnorthmemories As modernization continued throughout the states the mines slowly lost their influence in the area

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  • Gold Mining in Michigans Upper Peninsula Old Gold Mine

    Feb 05 2021 This is another in a series of articles about Gold Mines in Michigans Upper Peninsula written by my father James M Clem in the early 1960s and published in the Marquette Mining Journal The last time the Michigan mine was actually reopened was June 27 1937 A new mill was built and three shafts were run 24 hours until shut down by

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  • Gold Mining in Michigans Upper Peninsula Old Gold Mine

    Jan 07 2014 This is another in a series of articles about Gold Mines in Michigans Upper Peninsula written by my father James M Clem in the early 1960s and published in the Marquette Mining Journal The last time the Michigan mine was actually reopened was June 27 1937 A new mill was built and three shafts were run 24 hours until shut down by

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  • List of Copper Country mines Upper Peninsula Wiki Fandom

    Manycoppermineshave existed in the Copper CountryofMichigan These include both largescale commercial ventures and small operations There are numerous ancient mine pits in and around the Copper Country area especially onIsle Royale several of these were developed Numerous small modern diggings exist around the area as well including some aroundFort Wilkins and theCopper

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  • Collecting Copper in Michigans Copper Country Where

    Mar 25 2014 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 crisscrossed with many thick veins of native copper that made up the main ore of many of the mines

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  • Mining boom in Michigan economic boost or environmental

    Mar 27 2012 Demand for metals on the world market is prompting a mining boom in Michigans rural Upper Peninsula where jobs are scarce But possible environmental damage to

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  • Gold Mining in Michigans Upper Penninsula Gold

    May 12 2013 This is an excerpt from an article written by my father James M Clem in the early 1960s about Gold mining in Michigans Upper Peninsula

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  • List Of Minerals And Gemstones Found In Michigan

    Minerals and Gemstones Found in Michigan The 11th largest state Michigan is comprised of two separate peninsulas The Upper Peninsula is known for its lush natural resources including the states gemstone Isle Royal GreenstoneAccording to the USGS the state contains 1853 mines

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  • The ancient copper mines of Michigans Upper Peninsula

    Oct 09 2012 The ancient copper mines of Michigans Upper Peninsula October 9 2012 by David Warner Mathisen The area now known as Michigans 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

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  • Guided Rockhounding in the Upper Peninsula Michigan

    Rockhounding in Upper Peninsula Michigan is the best Call Winter Haven Motel amp Pine Stump Junction Rentals at 906 6583314 23879 County Road 407 Newberry MI 49868

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  • Michigans Upper Peninsula Forests Wildlife Mining

    Sep 23 2018 Michigans Upper Peninsula Forests Wildlife and Recreation Upper Michigan is one of my favorite places with cool summers snow filled winters and some of the best Sugar Maple in the world With over 9 million acres of forestland and not that many people this place is a real treasure This place may be a little tough on the deer with deep snows and less food than we see in Wisconsin

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