Ghost Towns Upper Peninsula Keweenaw Michigan

Both the upper and lower peninsula have produced fine gold throughout the rivers and creeks. One noteworthy area is the Ropes Gold Mine north of Ishpeming in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. In 1881, Julius Ropes discovered gold in some rock outcroppings there, and formed the Ropes Gold and Silver Company to expand works on his new discovery.

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EGLE - Mining - Michigan

Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy - The DEQ has responsibility for issuing permits to engage in the mining of metallic mineral deposits in Michigan under authority of Part 631, Michigan Mine Reclamation Regulations, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended.

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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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Michigan-Copper-Mines - 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 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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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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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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Troubled mining industry now resurgent in Upper Peninsula ...

Jun 11, 2014· Troubled mining industry now resurgent in Upper Peninsula, Midwest. A way of life dating back more than a century appeared over in Michigan's Upper Peninsula when the last copper mine closed in ...

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Healing the U.P.'s scars: The reuse of former mining ...

Sep 26, 2012· Healing the U.P.'s scars: The reuse of former mining operations. When it comes to mining, the Upper Peninsula was practically built with it. From the copper mines that made the Keweenaw Peninsula boom in the 1800s to the iron ore mining taking place in Marquette County today, mining has been a way of life for Yoopers for centuries.

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Back Forty Mine| Modern Zinc-Gold Mine in Michigan's Upper ...

Back Forty Mine is Aquila Resources' -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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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 Keweenaw's copper deposits.

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Republic Michigan and the Republic Mine in the Upper Peninsula

Republic Michigan in the Upper Peninsula and the Republic Mine. The Republic Mine is open for viewing. Republic is 25 miles southwest of Ishpeming and 45 miles north of Iron Mountain on Highway M-95. The Republic Mine was part of the Marquette Iron Range.

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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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Iron Mountain, MI in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Michigan. In the Southern Upper Peninsula. Iron Mountain Weather Forecast. Iron Mountain Michigan is the gateway to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan from Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana. It is 2 hours from Green Bay, 3 1/2 hours from Milwaukee, and 5 hours from Chicago .

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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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Gold Mining in Michigan's Upper Penninsula - HubPages

Jan 07, 2014· This is another in a series of articles about Gold Mines in Michigan's Upper Peninsula written by my father (James M. Clem) in the early 1960's and published in the Marquette Mining Journal. Gold in Michigan's Upper Peninsula: Boy Gold Miner. In 1895, at 12 years of age, Jim became the youngest miner at the Ropes Gold Mine in Ishpeming ...

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Michigan-Iron-Mines - Mining Artifacts

There are three iron ranges in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, these are the Gogebic, Marquette and Menominee Ranges. The Gogebic was the last of the three great iron ore fields opened in the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin.

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Judge rejects controversial Upper Peninsula mine's ...

Jan 05, 2021· Aquila Resources Inc. proposes to mine for gold, zinc and copper within 150 feet of the river — in the western U.P. on the Michigan-Wisconsin border — via an open-pit sulfide mine …

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Here Are 11 Fascinating Photos Of Michigan's Copper Mining ...

Dec 31, 2016· Mining continued throughout the early to mid-20th century, reaching its height in 1916, when Michigan produced over 250 million pounds of copper in one year. Flickr/upnorthmemories As modernization continued throughout the states, the mines slowly lost their influence in the area.

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Huge Upper Peninsula mine OK'd despite major concerns

Aug 13, 2019· Upper Peninsula mine approved despite major concerns from DEQ and EPA staff, records show. Over and over, Michigan environmental regulators sounded alarms as they reviewed a proposed large, open ...

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Gold Mining in Michigan's Upper Peninsula: Boy Gold Miner ...

Mar 08, 2015· 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. Comments. jimmar (author) from Michigan on October 17, 2012: Thanks for reading, uncovered this clipping after my father recently passed away. I thought it was an interesting story.

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Michigan Gold & Silver, Mining in the Upper Peninsula ...

A sequel to his 1992 book Michigan Gold Mining in the Upper Peninsula, Fountain's new work contains expanded and updated sections on gold, as well new chapters on Michigan s 19th century silver rushes, plus an epilogue on recent discoveries of precious and base metals and the ongoing efforts to develop these deposits into new 21st century mines ...

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Sulfide Mining in Michigan's U.P.

Sulfide Mining and Sulfuric Acid Mine Drainage in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. New mining ventures in Michigan's Upper Peninsula could drastically alter the character and environmental health of this area. A Vancouver, Canada, company has bought mineral rights in Michigan U.P. counties and is exploring for Nickel/Copper/Gold/Zinc and other minerals.

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Three Abandoned UP Mining Towns | Michigan

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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Gold Mining in Michigan's Upper Penninsula - HubPages

Sep 22, 2012· This is another in a series of articles about Gold Mines in Michigan's Upper Peninsula written by my father (James M. Clem) in the early 1960's and published in the Marquette Mining Journal. Gold in Michigan's Upper Peninsula: Boy Gold Miner. In 1895, at 12 years of age, Jim became the youngest miner at the Ropes Gold Mine in Ishpeming ...

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Copper Country - Wikipedia

The Copper Country is an area in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in the United States, including Keweenaw County, Michigan, Houghton, Baraga and Ontonagon counties as well as part of Marquette County.The area is so named as copper mining was prevalent there from 1845 until the late 1960s, with one mine (the White Pine mine) continuing through 1995. In its heyday in the latter half of the 19th ...

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Michigan Upper Peninsula Mine Fatalities Project. Part I ...

John Hocking (1855 - 1877) Portage Lake Mining Gazette, Houghton, Lake Superior, Mich, Nov 15, 1877- An accident occurred in the Hecla mine on Friday night last. A party of miners, consisting of John HOCKING, Wm. JOHNS, and ... View John Hocking's genealogy profile. 5/16/2021.

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Ancient Copper Mining in the Upper Peninsula

Dec 18, 2008· Ancient Copper Mining in the Upper Peninsula. 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 ...

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

Apr 03, 2019· Slideshow: In Michigan's Upper Peninsula, mining waste threatens Buffalo Reef 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 ...

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