New Mine Possible In Eastern U.P.

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Michigan Department Of Natural Resources

Michigan Department Of Natural Resources

Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Department of Natural Resources has received an application from a Canadian firm outlining a plan to acquire more than 10,000 acres of state-managed forest in Mackinac County to develop limestone mine.

The proposal by the Graymont, Inc. includes the acquisition of approximately 7,820 acres near Rexton for an underground mine, 1,780 acres for two separate surface mines and an option to purchase 840 acres for the potential development of a limestone processing plant.

A review of the application will be conducted by the DNR’s Minerals Management and staff will make a recommendation to the DNR Director, who has the authority to make a final decision on the proposal.

The DNR notes that approval of the sale would not necessarily mean approval of mining.

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