Mining Boom May Be In Store For Upper Michigan
February 2009 by John FlesherCompanies 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.
We continue to seek out a patented mining property with an owner who is willing to host such an event with a water supply and enough remaining gold to make it worthwhile for the students.
Each day for the first part of the week my boys and I picked and chipped away at that wall, stockpiling dirt in 5-gallon buckets and cement mixing tubs.
Many well-equipped prospecting or mining operations, those with adequate, up-to-date equipment, have discovered a secret: Uncle Sam, in the form of our tax laws, is eager to pick-up a portion of the tab for acquiring and modernizing the equipment necessary to operate a successful mining operation business.
Robert Sanregret—Attorney at Law
Western Mining Council
National Association of Mining Districts
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