Mining in Michigan

  • Mining in Michigan

    The DEQ Oil, Gas, and Minerals Division (OGMD) regulates several mining industries in Michigan, including metallic mining, native copper mining, sand dune mining, and coal mining. There are also several other important mineral commodities such as gypsum, dimension stone, limestone, and aggregate (gravel pits) that are mined in Michigan but are not regulated by the OGMD. These industries, although not requiring a mining permit from the OGMD, may be subject to federal, state, or local air, water, or land use permits.

    Mining Application and Permit Materials

    EAGLE EAST PERMIT AMENDMENT: Eagle Mine requests to amend MP01-2007 allowing for completion of the decline needed to access & mine the Eagle East mineral resource. For more information, please refer to the non-ferrous metallic mining page