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Iron Mines in Michigan NASA

2014-8-28 · 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.

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Iron I Michigan State University

2021-1-21 · It was called the barren waste, this land that is now Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. However, since its first iron ore shipment of two hundred pounds in 1846, the Upper Peninsula mines (below) have produced well over one billion tons of iron ore. Some barren waste! Iron ore is Michigan’s most valuable non-fuel, mined commodity.

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Michigan-Iron-Mines Mining Artifacts

2015-1-1 · 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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Up Close: Iron Mining in the Upper Peninsula WXPR

2021-2-9 · 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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A Brief History of Mining in Michigan’s Marquette and

2018-7-13 · 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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Michigan Iron Mines

2016-2-26 · Geographically, Michigan iron ore is found widely scattered throughout the western half of the Northern Peninsula of Michigan. Geologically, it is a part of the exposed southern part of a triangular shaped area of bedrock known as the Canadian Precambrian Shield (fig. 1).

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End of Empire mine, ‘end of the life’ The Detroit News

2016-5-9 · The Upper Peninsula’s Empire Mine is closing, symbolic of a fading heritage industry as old as the state. Four hundred of the best-paying jobs in this rugged region will be gone by summer’s end....

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Iron Mountain Iron Mine

Ride the underground train! This mine operated for 68 years and produced 21,625,000 tons of iron ore for the great steel mills of the Midwest. Travel 2,600 feet through drifts and tunnels to 400 feet below the earth's surface. See amazing rock formations and large underground

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DIAMONDS MAY BECOME NORTH MICHIGAN`S BEST

1985-6-30 · At present, 15 companies have diamond exploration leases for 130,000 acres of state-owned land in a 5,000-square-mile area of Iron, Dickinson and Gogebic Counties in the western section of the...

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Iron Ore Heritage Trail In Michigan Offers 47 Miles Of

2020-6-14 · The Iron Ore Heritage Trail In Michigan Winds Through 47 Miles Of Upper Peninsula History If you love exploring the great outdoors, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has so much to offer. In fact, some Lower Peninsula residents don’t even fully appreciate the beauty of this portion of our state, which provides access to everything from sprawling

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Henry Ford Mine Tour in Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Henry Ford was influencial in the Upper Peninsula while building his automobile empire. We visit where Henry Ford mined iron ore and graphite. The graphite was mined to use as an additive for his black automobile paint. The iron ore mine wasn't very successful and short lived as the ore wasn't of the quality needed to continue.

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Take A Tour Of This Awesome Michigan Iron Mine

2016-9-5 · Located near the aptly named town of Iron Mountain, the Iron Mountain Iron Mine is a popular tourist attraction that allows visitors to explore iron mining as it existed during its peak years. It can be accessed off of Highway 2 in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

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Michigan Iron Mines

2016-2-26 · Michigan iron ore averages about 51 per cent iron natural. Its parent rock, the iron formation, averages 20 per cent to 25 per cent iron. The ore is a product of a natural concentration of the iron by removal of its associated silica Ore is not found everywhere in the parent material. It represents less than one per cent of the total volume of

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Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. Operations Steelmaking Iron

Cleveland-Cliffs owns or co-owns five operating iron ore mines in Michigan and Minnesota, as well as one indefinitely idled mine in Michigan. We produce various grades of iron ore pellets, including standard, fluxed and DR-grade, generally for use in blast furnaces around the Great Lakes as part of the steelmaking process.

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A Brief History of Mining in Michigan’s Marquette and

2018-7-13 · The ore docks in Marquette and Escanaba, Michigan, and in Ashland, Wisconsin were vital links in the iron ore transportation network. Each of the port cities eventually had several ore docks usually associated with the individual railroads serving the mines. Most of the docks were designed to allow rail cars to discharge their ore into individual

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Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. Commercial and Products Steel

Industry demand for the various grades of iron ore pellets depends on each customer’s preferences and changes from time to time. In the event that a given mine is operating at full capacity, the terms of most of our pellet supply agreements allow some flexibility in providing our customers iron ore pellets from different mines, if feasible.

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Ford in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula The Henry Ford

2021-5-6 · The Upper Peninsula of Michigan meant business and pleasure alike to Henry Ford. Ford Motor Company operated sawmills and factories throughout the area that supplied lumber and finished parts to the Rouge. Mr. Ford and his wife, Clara, enjoyed summer vacations in the region’s mild climate and natural beauty.

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Energy and Environmental Profile of the U.S. Mining

2013-11-8 · method of transportation is an iron ore slurry pipeline. 4.1.2 Iron Ore Beneficiation Iron ore occurs naturally in a variety of forms, from sand-like iron fines to solid rock masses. Crude ore, or ore mined in the natural state, seldom occurs in a pure state and requires some form of beneficiation.

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DIAMONDS MAY BECOME NORTH MICHIGAN`S BEST

1985-6-30 · Diamonds, the carbon crystals that have captivated kings and commoners for centuries, are being hunted beneath the lush forests of northern Michigan. With iron ore

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History Iron Ore Heritage Trail

First Discovery of Iron Ore in the Lake Superior Region. Michigan’s Iron Man William Austin Burt 1792 1858. 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

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Upper Country Northern Michigan University

2016-1-12 · surveyors and mineral prospectors discovered substantial deposits of iron ore on Michigan’s north central Upper Peninsula, the nearest European settlement of any sort the small village of Sault Ste. Marie -- was about 150 miles to the east. Even permanent, Native American settlements did not exist in the immediate area.

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Biking In The Upper Peninsula Iron Ore Heritage Trail

2021-5-6 · Marquette, MI is full of beautiful and challenging biking trails. See our listings and explore the Iron Ore Heritage Trail, Michigan DNR and Noquemanon Trail Network.

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History and Beauty in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

2019-8-2 · That all changed when huge deposits of iron and copper were discovered in the 1840s. By the 1860s, the Upper Peninsula was the largest producer of copper in the US, and by the 1890s, the largest supplier of iron ore as well. In fact, these mines provided more wealth than the California gold rush!

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Iron II Michigan State University

2021-1-21 · The number of new mines proliferated. By 1873 annual iron ore production from the Marquette District reached 1,000,000 tons. Some 60 km south of the Marquette District were the three segments of the Menominee District, the second great iron-producing area to be discovered in the Upper Peninsula.

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End of Empire mine, ‘end of the life’ The Detroit News

2016-5-9 · The Upper Peninsula’s Empire Mine is closing, symbolic of a fading heritage industry as old as the state. Lower production, tumbling iron ore prices and falling revenues and stock shares

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A Brief History of Mining in Michigan’s Marquette and

2018-7-13 · The ore docks in Marquette and Escanaba, Michigan, and in Ashland, Wisconsin were vital links in the iron ore transportation network. Each of the port cities eventually had several ore docks usually associated with the individual railroads serving the mines. Most of the docks were designed to allow rail cars to discharge their ore into individual

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Iron Mountain Iron Mine

This mine operated for 68 years and produced 21,625,000 tons of iron ore for the great steel mills of the Midwest. Travel 2,600 feet through drifts and tunnels to 400 feet below the earth's surface. See amazing rock formations and large underground lighted caverns.

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Marquette, Michigan: Gem on the Lake Superior Shore

2020-9-7 · MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN. September 7, 2020. Marquette is in the central area of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It is on the shore of Lake Superior and has a population of 21,355 which makes it the largest city in the U.P.

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Roosevelt takes Marquette Upper Peninsula Wiki

2021-5-2 · What happens when you print a former president of the United States "gets drunk not infrequently"? That's exactly what happened in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Marquette County in 1912. A local newspaper called the Iron Ore accused Theodore Roosevelt of public drunkenness in an editorial. The result was a libel trial that not only made history locally, but nationally as well. Theodore

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