Mining in Michigan

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Mining is still very much an industry in Michigan. Most of the mining for iron ore is done above the ground in open pits in the Upper Peninsula.

Aside from a small underground mineral mine in the U.P., the only operating underground mine in the state is a salt mine in Detroit.

Michigan used to mine coal underground; there was even a coal mine near Williamston. Coal is now shipped in from West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio.