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Empire Mine | MI

Mining Operation | Empire Mine, Palmer, MI

Status | Active (1964) — Idle June-October, 2015 — Operated by Cliffs Natural Resources and ArcelorMittal. Scheduled to close in 2016.

Type of Mine/Plant | open pit — iron ore mining and processing

Output | 5.5 million tons/yr

Employees | 800

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News Articles |

Empire Mine Temporarily Shutting Down, Upper Michigan Source

Upper Peninsula pits offer perspective on Wisconsin mine proposal, Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel

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