Sep 26, 2012· When it comes to mining, the Upper Peninsula was practically built with it. From the copper mines that made the Keweenaw Peninsula boom in the 1800s to the iron ore mining taking place in Marquette County today, mining has been a way of life for Yoopers for centuries. But what happens when those mines dry up and close down?
Sep 07, 2020· Things took a sudden turn in Michigan's favor in the 1840s when the Upper Peninsula was soon discovered to have vast deposits of copper and iron ore. Most of the copper mines were in the western part of the Upper Peninsula; the iron mines were in the central region.
Ore Dressing Reclamation ORE DRESSING RECLAMATION Historical and archaeological study of ore milling and copper reclamation in the Lake copper district of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, focused on Torch Lake. Historically, Torch Lake was the center of copper ore benefaction