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  • Where to Pan for Gold in Michigan.

    Where to Pan for Gold in Michigan.

    One noteworthy area is the Ropes Gold Mine north of Ishpeming in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. In 1881, Julius Ropes discovered gold in some rock outcroppings there, and formed the Ropes Gold and Silver Company to expand works on his new discovery. Gold mining continued for decades, changing hands numerous times until it was closed in 1991. read more

  • Underground Mine Tours Adventure Mining Company

    Underground Mine Tours Adventure Mining Company

    Experience Underground Copper Mining As It Was In The 1800s. Experience the mine as the miners would have over 160 years ago with a single light on your hard hat. Our tours provide guests with experiences that are anything but average. Our mine is located near Greenland, Michigan in the Upper Peninsula. YouTube. AdventureMiningCo. 116 subscribers. read more

  • Michigan's first gold mine in decades gets tentative

    Michigan's first gold mine in decades gets tentative

    Sep 07, 2016 According to Michigan Gold: Mining in the Upper Peninsula by author Daniel Fountain, more than 40 gold mines and prospects developed in the late 1800s, but most gold … read more

  • Controversial U.P. gold mine gets final OK from Michigan

    Controversial U.P. gold mine gets final OK from Michigan

    Jun 06, 2018 Plans for controversial U.P. gold mine get final OK from Michigan. The State of Michigan is giving the go-ahead to an Upper Peninsula gold mine … read more

  • Rock Collecting Tour of the Eastern and Central Upper

    Rock Collecting Tour of the Eastern and Central Upper

    Upper Peninsula of Michigan. ... For the Ropes Gold Mine, go west from Ishpeming on US-41 to Cooper Lake Road, turn right and go 2.5 miles, left on CR-572 for less than 1 mile, walk 0.3 mile to Ropes Gold Mine. You will also see Serpentine here. In Negaunee a monument has been erected marking the place where the Jackson Mining Company ... read more

  • Abandoned Mining Towns In The Upper Peninsula Of Michigan

    Abandoned Mining Towns In The Upper Peninsula Of Michigan

    Quite often the entire Upper Peninsula of Michigan is forgotten on maps of the United States. While Upper Michigan still has so much to offer, much of its industry has ceased to exist. Starting in the mid-1800’s mining was the main industry of Upper Michigan. Upper Michigan had an abundance of copper and other minerals. read more

  • The ancient copper mines of Michigan's Upper Peninsula

    The ancient copper mines of Michigan's Upper Peninsula

    Oct 09, 2012 The ancient copper mines of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. October 9, 2012. by David Warner Mathisen. The area now known as Michigan's Upper Peninsula contains rich copper resources that were mined extensively beginning in the second half of the nineteenth century. Amazingly, the professional miners who worked the area beginning in the 1850s all ... read more

  • The Ropes Gold Mine in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

    The Ropes Gold Mine in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

    The ropes gold mine is the most important historic gold mine in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The mine has a great history that dates back to 1881 when gold was discovered at its site near the town of Ishpeming by Julius Ropes, a postmaster, a former druggist and a school board member. Mining Begins at the Ropes Gold Mine read more

  • Gold Mining in Michigan's Upper Penninsula HubPages

    Gold Mining in Michigan's Upper Penninsula HubPages

    Sep 22, 2012 Gold was also found in the Huron and Yellow Dog rivers near the towns of Skanee and Birch. Much of this Upper Peninsula country has never been explored thoroughly for gold, although two men made statements (50 years apart) that gold could be placer mined by anyone over the entire region. read more

  • Back Forty Mine Homepage Aquila Resources Inc

    Back Forty Mine Homepage Aquila Resources Inc

    The Back Forty Mine is a proposed gold and zinc mine located in Menominee County in the South Central part of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The mine is estimated to produce 692 thousand ounces of gold, 801 million pounds of zinc, 86 million pounds of copper, 6.26 million ounces of silver, and 26 million pounds of lead during operations. read more

  • THE 5 BEST Upper Peninsula Mines with Photos Tripadvisor

    THE 5 BEST Upper Peninsula Mines with Photos Tripadvisor

    These are the best places for kid-friendly mines in Upper Peninsula: Adventure Mining Company. Iron Mountain Iron Mine. Quincy Mine. See more mines for kids in Upper Peninsula on Tripadvisor. read more

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