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Eagle Mine will offer free public tours of the facilities

CHAMPION, Mich. (WLUC) – A series of public tours of the Eagle Mine facilities will be offered during the summer of 2022. Tour locations will alternate between the Eagle Mine in Big Bay and the Humboldt Mill in Champion most Fridays from July to September.

Tours of the Eagle Mine will be offered on the following dates from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: July 8, July 22, August 5, August 19 and September 16.

The Eagle Mine tour consists primarily of a guided surface tour of the mine site with a walking tour of the water treatment plant. The mine tour does not go underground. You will see where the ore is extracted from underground and where it is stored and loaded onto the transport trucks. Other surface facilities include the development rock (or waste rock) storage area, the backfill plant, the truck repair shop and the water treatment plant.

Eagle Mine tour participants meet at the Eagle Mine Information Center at 153 A West Washington Street in downtown Marquette, and tour bus transportation is provided.

Tours of the Humboldt Mill will be offered on the following dates from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: July 15, July 29, August 12, August 26, September 9 and September 23.

On the Humboldt Mill Tour you will see what happens to the ore after it leaves the mine site. The mill tour is a walking tour, starting at the administrative office. The tour follows the circuit of the crushing, grinding and flotation processes, transporting the ore from the transport truck to the wagon. Visitors should be prepared to spend around an hour walking on site, including walking up and down stairs and over metal gratings. Transportation is not provided for the Humboldt Mill Tour. Tour participants will park in the Humboldt Factory visitor parking lot and meet inside the administration building.

Registration for visits is mandatory. You must be 13 or older to participate and an adult must accompany those under 18. here.

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