The last time anybody REALLY mined for gold in Michigan was more than a hundred years ago. That may be about to change.

According to, last Friday, a Canadian mining company was granted the initial permits in the process to allow them to mine for gold, silver, zinc and lead near Stephenson, MI, south of Iron Mountain in the U.P. The mining company says they think they can pull 500,000 ounces of gold and 4.6 million ounces of silver out of the proposed mine, which will cover 80 acres and be 700 feet deep.

Who knew we had that kind of gold still up there?

If you need me, I'll be looking for my old metal detector.

Here's the full story.


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