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Mining Boom May Be In Store For Upper Michigan

Companies are exploring at least 14 areas in Michigan’s vast Upper Peninsula for possible mine development. The activity suggests the potential revival of an industry that defined the region’s economy and culture for more than a century—beginning in the mid-1800s—before gradually fading because of higher operating costs and competition.

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