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Mining History: Mine Headframes and Structures of Michigan
Michigan has four major metallic mining ranges, the "Copper Country" Mining District of Keweenaw, Houghton, Ontonagon counties (and some explorations in Gogebic), the Marquette Iron Range of Marquette and Baraga counties, the Menominee Iron Range of Dickinson and Iron counties, and the Gogebic Iron Range of Gogebic county (extending into Wisconsin). In addition there were gold mines (and copper and other metallic explorations) in Marquette county and gold exploring in Gogebic county. Silver explorations also operated in Ontonagon and Baraga counties.
In the past 150 years Michigan's Copper and Iron Mining Ranges have produced over a billion tons of iron ore and several billion pounds of refined copper.
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MICHIGAN COPPER and IRON MINING RANGES
Michigan's 
Copper Country and Iron Ranges
Michigan Metallic Mineral Ranges
State View
Upper 
Michigan 
Copper and Iron Mining Ranges
Upper Michigan
Metallic Mineral Ranges
Copper Country and
 Iron Ranges
Michigan Metallic Mineral Ranges


Mine Shaft Structures Gallery
This gallery of photos is from the Michigan Technological University Mining Engineering Department Collection. Most of the photos presented here were taken by staff during field trips to visit the mines, unless otherwise noted. Most of these photos were shot in the 1900-50 time frame so that most of the old mine structures have been salvaged or removed. Other photo sources are credited as noted in each section.
MICHIGAN MINE SHAFT STRUCTURES:
Marquette Mineral Range
Part 1
Menominee Mineral Range
Part 2
Gogebic Mineral Range
Part 3
Michigan Iron Mines: Various Locations
Part 4
Copper Country Mine Shaft Structures: Quincy Mine
Part 5
Keweenaw Copper Mine Shafts & Structures
Part 6
More Iron Mine Shaft Structures
Part 7
Iron Mines (MTU Library
Copper Country Archives)
Part 8
Copper Mines (MTU Library
Copper Country Archives)
Part 9

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