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Iron Mining
Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Iron Mining

IRON MINING (Ferrous Metallic Minerals)

Regulated by Part 631: Ferrous Mining, ferrous or iron containing minerals are used in common manufactured products. Michigan’s iron bearing formations have long been sources of these important minerals. The OGMD administers Part 631: Ferrous Mining, and oversees mine operation, environmental issues, and reclamation. Like nonferrous metallic mining, other divisions of the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy are involved in permitting and regulation of Michigan’s iron mining industry.

Law and Rules:
MI Administrative Code for EGLE-Oil, Gas and Minerals Division
Part 631: Ferrous Mining

Active Part 631 Projects:
Iron Mining - Cliffs Natural Resources

Historic Iron Mining Map