upper peninsula iron mines

  • Gogebic Range Mining History Mine Shafts of Michigan

    Mining History Mine Shafts of Michigan Part 3 The Gogebic Mineral Range is located in the western Upper Peninsula and extends into neighboring Wisconsin. The iron mines in this range were among the deepest underground iron mines developed in the country.

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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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  • Railfanning the LS I From Mine to Shore in Michigan s

    Jun 07 2020 · From the interior iron mines of Michigan s Upper Peninsula to the shores of Lake Superior is the drama of the Lake Superior Ishpeming Railroad. We railfan some popular spots along the way as

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  • Iron Mines in MichiganNASA

    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

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  • Troubled mining industry now resurgent in Upper Peninsula

    Jun 11 2014 · No one expects a return to mining s heyday when the Upper Peninsula produced nearly all the nation s copper and more than 20 000 toiled in Minnesota iron operations alone.

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  • Upper Peninsula legislators protest DNR s early

    May 24 2020 · Saucon s plan was to use 100 million to 900 million tons of tailings from the shuttered iron mine which is now state-owned land near Iron Mountain. Using technology developed in collaboration with Michigan Technological University Saucon planned to produce products for the iron and mineral industry as well as agricultural use.

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  • Upper Peninsula

    The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is historically known for copper and iron mining lumbering fishing and tourism all of which overshadow the region s agricultural advancements. But for hundreds of years the Upper Peninsula has been home to many kinds of vegetables and fruits—including the apple which remains a cultural staple in

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  • Welcome to the Adventure Mine

    The Adventure Mine is located 36 miles South of Houghton on highway M-26. It is a cooperating Heritage Site of the Keweenaw National Historical Park and provides underground tours of the historic Adventure Mine. The mine opened in 1850 and operated until 1920 and is a native copper mine typical of the Keweenaw area.

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  • Iron Mountain Iron Mine (Vulcan)Tripadvisor

    Hotels near Iron Mountain Iron Mine (8.82 mi) Americinn by Wyndham Iron Mountain (3.14 mi) Americas Best Value Inn SuitesNorway (8.83 mi) Days Inn by Wyndham Iron Mountain (2.34 mi) Viking Motel (9.51 mi) Mountain Host Motor Inn View all hotels near Iron Mountain Iron Mine

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  • Timeline of Michigan Copper Mining Prehistory to 1850

    Timeline of Michigan Copper Mining Prehistory to 1850. publishes a report on the geology of the Upper Peninsula and describes the Keweenaw s copper deposits. Despite his appeal for caution a land rush would soon start as investors miners and entrepreneurs attempt to acquire copper-rich real estate. iron wire replaces copper due to its

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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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  • Up Close Iron Mining in the Upper Peninsula WXPR

    While Wisconsin hasn t seen an open pit mine in a while some neighboring states have. Michigan s Upper Peninsula is home to a pair of open pit iron mines that have been operating for several decades.

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  • HistoryIron Ore Heritage Trail

    First Discovery of Iron Ore in the Lake Superior Region. Michigan s Iron ManWilliam Austin Burt 17921858. Soon after Michigan became a state in 1837 William Austin Burt was hired to survey the new land. By 1840 Burt and his survey team had reached the Upper Peninsula mapping the "howling wilderness." Download PDF

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  • GoldMichigan State University

    Within a few years the towns of Ishpeming and Negaunee were founded and the iron ore mining industry of the Upper Peninsula had begun. Make no mistake finding gold was also one of the objectives of the earliest European explorers but the native Indians knew nothing of the yellow metal.

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  • Jackson Iron Mining Company NMU Center for U.P. Studies

    Jackson Iron CompantIts History and Resources. Lake Superior Journal 8-14-1850. We gather the following particulars in relation to the history and resources of the great Iron Mine of Lake Superior from John Western. The Jackson Iron Company made their location in the year 1845 and commenced preparatory operations for working the ore in 1846.

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  • THE 10 BEST Upper Peninsula Mines (with Photos)Tripadvisor

    "The tour was incredibly informative and offered a lot of variety-- from the ride into the mines to the tour underground as well as the hoist building gift shop and the area tour guides as you left." Keweenaw Peninsula one should take the time to go on a tour of one of the old mines and we would recommend the full tour option at the Quincy Mine as it is the best developed most complete

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  • michiganrailroadsMines and Mining

    A listing of mines stamp mills and smelters in the Gogebic range of Michigan generally located in Gogebic County and nearby Iron County Wisconsin in the Upper Peninsula. These are mostly iron mines but include other minerals such as copper in the White Pine area..

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  • Mesabi Range Mines Minnesota 1939-1945Military History

    Oct 11 2015 · The ia Open Pit Mine 1939-1945 (from miningartifacts) The Mesabi Range also known simply as the Iron Range to those who live there is a collection of iron mines and mining towns in Northeastern Minnesota which made its name by becoming the single largest supplier of raw material to the World War II war effort.

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  • Railfanning the LS I From Mine to Shore in Michigan s

    Jun 07 2020 · From the interior iron mines of Michigan s Upper Peninsula to the shores of Lake Superior is the drama of the Lake Superior Ishpeming Railroad. We

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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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  • Welcome to the Adventure Mine

    The Adventure Mine is located 36 miles South of Houghton on highway M-26. It is a cooperating Heritage Site of the Keweenaw National Historical Park and provides underground tours of the historic Adventure Mine. The mine opened in 1850 and operated until 1920 and is a native copper mine typical of the Keweenaw area.

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  • Up Close Iron Mining in the Upper Peninsula WXPR

    While Wisconsin hasn t seen an open pit mine in a while some neighboring states have. Michigan s Upper Peninsula is home to a pair of open pit iron mines that have been operating for several decades.

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  • Upper Peninsula Michigan Index of Historical Engineering

    The experience of the Iron mining Industry was notably different from that of the copper Industry. Because the Upper Peninsula has no significant coal deposits virtually all of its iron ore has been smelted outside of the region. A relatively small and mostly unsuccessful charcoal iron industry did develop however.

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  • Rock Collecting Tour of the Eastern and Central Upper

    In Negaunee a monument has been erected marking the place where the Jackson Mining Company discovered iron ore in 1845 the year following the first discovery of iron ore in the Upper Peninsula (September 19 1844). The monument is made of every kind of rock ore and mineral found in the Iron

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  • iron IIIMichigan State University

    Mining was a slow laborious task. It was undertaken in dark cold wet mine shafts. Like copper mining iron mining brought many ethnic peoples to the Upper Peninsula among them Irish Welsh Cornish Italians Swedes Danes Norwegians Finns and French Canadians.

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

    LH was also correct that most mine water in the Upper Peninsula is generally not contaminated like mines in other regions of the country like coal mines that suffer from acid mine drainage. In the copper and iron regions of Michigan s UP it is the stamp mill tailings that cause both physical and chemical water contamination.

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  • Michigan Mining History

    Using state-of-the-art 3-D and digitizing technology Jack took us into the visual depths of the Upper Peninsula s historic iron and copper mines as recorded by vintage stereo view cards. Presidential Luncheon Noon-1 30 p.m. Saturday June 8 2019.

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  • 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.

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  • A Brief History of Mining in Michigan s Marquette and

    A Brief History of Mining in Michigan s Marquette and Menominee Iron Ranges The Upper Peninsula of Michigan the "U.P." as the locals call it has been blessed with a wealth of mineral resources. The Native Americans were the earliest miners using float copper left behind by the receding glaciers to make implements of many types.

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  • Upper Peninsula Central Michigan University

    The Land of Hiawatha Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Marquette MI Upper Peninsula Development Bureau n.d. Lankton Larry D. Cradle to Grave Life Work and Death at the Lake Superior Copper Mine. NY Oxford University Press 1991. Larson Herbert F. Be-Wa-Bic Country The Story of the Menominee Iron Range in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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  • Upper Peninsula of MichiganWikipedia

    Throughout the Upper Peninsula there are newspapers such as The Daily News in Iron Mountain The Menominee County Journal in Stephenson The Daily Mining Gazette in Houghton The Daily Press in Escanaba and the Sault Ste. Marie Evening News that serve the rest of the UP The Mining Journal based in Marquette is the only daily newspaper that

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  • Michigan Iron Mines

    Michigan Iron Minespage 1 of 12 STATE OF MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION Gerald E. Eddy Director GEOLOGICAL SURVEY DIVISION Northern Peninsula and 21 in the Southern Peninsula. Today all of Michigan s iron and steel is produced in the vicinity of Detroit. Three companies operate 8 blast furnaces having a total rated capacity of

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  • Michigan Mining History

    Using state-of-the-art 3-D and digitizing technology Jack took us into the visual depths of the Upper Peninsula s historic iron and copper mines as recorded by vintage stereo view cards. Presidential Luncheon Noon-1 30 p.m. Saturday June 8 2019.

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  • Fishing at Groveland Mine in Michigan USA Today

    The Groveland Recreation Area in Dickinson County is one of many fishing resources in Michigan s Upper Peninsula. Four man-made ponds are inside the area and they offer year-round fishing access.

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  • Michigan Iron Mines

    Michigan Iron Minespage 1 of 12 STATE OF MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION Gerald E. Eddy Director GEOLOGICAL SURVEY DIVISION Northern Peninsula and 21 in the Southern Peninsula. Today all of Michigan s iron and steel is produced in the vicinity of Detroit. Three companies operate 8 blast furnaces having a total rated capacity of

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  • Miners Delight The History of the Cornish PastyHISTORY

    In Michigan where 19th-century Cornish immigrants brought the pasty into the iron mines of the Upper Peninsula the pasty has been celebrated with local festivals and statewide proclamations.

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