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Metallic Minerals

The DNR, on behalf of the State of Michigan, accepts applications to lease state-owned metallic minerals by direct lease or sealed-bid auction. Types of metallic minerals available to lease in Michigan include, but are not limited to, copper and nickel.

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Direct lease requests

Keweenaw Land Association, Limited - Baraga, Dickinson, Marquette, and Menominee Counties

Keweenaw Land Association, Limited - Dickinson and Menominee Counties

Keweenaw Land Association, Limited - Baraga, Dickinson, Iron, Marquette, and Menominee Counties

Aquila Resources USA, Inc. - Menominee County