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.
US uranium mines produced less than 174,000 pounds in 2019, according to the February Energy Information Administration report. That’s down from 4.9 million pounds in 2014.
Dredges actually do pretty well in freezing conditions. There are a few tips you should know, however.
Outside of Butte, Montana, going north on I90, you’ll pass through a landscape where the old Anaconda mining company processed thousands of tons of ore twenty years ago. We meant to fish in the vicinity of this historic mining district though we knew it is a Federally classified Superfund site for reclamation now.
A proposed constitutional amendment to raise the cap on mining taxes can proceed as written, a state judge ruled March 14.
Q: With safety as a given, what can the average miner, or Joe-blow greenhorn do to identify and extract some metals or minerals with off-the-shelf products or natural ingredients?
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