Mining In Iron County Michigan The Diggings™
The Iron Ore Heritage Trail is a 47 mile, year round, multi use, interpretive trail that crosses the Marquette Iron Range in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Call us the outdoor linear museum where you exercise your body and mind. Those who bike, walk, run, hike, ORV, snowmobile, cross country ski, birdwatch, and or wander will find a section of trail perfect for your activity.At the time these mines were surveyed, 81 mines in Iron were observed to have ore mineralization in an outcrop, shallow pit, or isolated drill hole—known as an occurance mine. 1 Iron has 593 prospect mines. 2 187 mines were in production at the time the data was entered into USGS records.