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DNR sets virtual public meeting for minerals lease application in Menominee County

Oct. 8, 2021


The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has scheduled a virtual public meeting for Oct. 28 on requested mineral rights leases for properties in Menominee County.

Great Lakes Exploration, Inc., of Menominee, Michigan, has requested direct, metallic mineral leases for Michigan Department of Natural Resources metallic mineral rights located within Faithorn and Holmes townships in Menominee County. This request, containing roughly 1609 acres, was submitted to the state of Michigan and is described as:

Leasable development:

  • W1/2 NE1/4, SW1/4 NW1/4, Section 7, T37N, R27W (115 acres m/l)

Leasable development with restrictions:

  • E1/4 NE1/4, N1/2 NW1/4, SE1/4 NW1/4, SE1/4, N1/2 SW1/4, SW1/4 SW1/4, Section 7, T37N, R27W (466 acres m/l)
  • NE1/4, NW1/4, N1/2 SE1/4, SE1/4 SE1/4, N1/2 SW1/4, Section 18, T37N, R27W (508 acres m/l)
  • NE1/4, NW1/4, N1/2 SE1/4, N1/2 SW1/4, SE1/4 SW1/4, Section 22, T37N, R28W (520 acres m/l)

If approved, a lease to Great Lakes Exploration, Inc. would grant the exclusive right to explore for the presence of metallic minerals in the described areas. A lease alone does not grant a lessee a right to mine.

Informational meeting

An informational (virtual) public meeting regarding the lease application will be held, and will include an opportunity for public comment:

Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021 from 1-4 p.m. (Eastern) 
Join the GoToWebinar meeting
or call (for audio only) 562-247-8422
Conference ID: 643-125-236

Public comment

Registration is required for those who want to provide public comment during the meeting. Anyone wishing to participate in the public comment portion of the meeting will be allowed two minutes to speak.

If you not wish to provide public comment, or if you do not have internet access, you can use the call-in option. 

Written questions

A multi-agency panel will respond to written questions from the public regarding this lease application during the meeting.

Submit questions to the DNR-Minerals Management Section, P.O. Box 30452, Lansing, MI 48909, or via email at DNR-Minerals@michigan.govQuestions received by Oct. 15 will be addressed during the meeting; questions received after Oct. 15 will be answered via email.

This meeting will be recorded, and the recording will be made available on our website.