When most people think of Michigan, they think of the lower peninsula. They think of the once-booming automotive industry in Detroit. Quite often the entire Upper Peninsula of Michigan is forgotten on maps of the United States.

While Upper Michigan still has so much to offer, much of its industry has ceased to exist. Starting in the mid-1800’s mining was the main industry of Upper Michigan. Upper Michigan had an abundance of copper and other minerals. Stamp Mills began popping up all over Upper Michigan. A Stamp Mill’s purpose was to crush rocks so they could extract the minerals they sought after. Unfortunately, as the years have passed, the mining industry has seen a significant decline. Many houses and factories have been left abandoned, and the elements are starting to take over. There are several tours offered which will take you through some of the old mining buildings.

If you’re willing to go off the beaten path, you can find even more abandoned buildings and mining equipment.

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Abandoned Mining Towns In The Upper Peninsula Of Michigan

Abandoned Stamp Mill factory.

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Jessica Welter 3 months ago

Love the juxtaposition of nature and the factory!

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Abandoned Mining Towns In The Upper Peninsula Of Michigan

Abandoned Stamp Mill factory.

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Abandoned Mining Towns In The Upper Peninsula Of Michigan

The dredge.

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Sarah Schoenhaar 2 months ago

Ohhh... so THAT'S where the phrase "dredge up old history" originated...

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Abandoned Mining Towns In The Upper Peninsula Of Michigan

Abandoned Stamp Mill factory.

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Abandoned Mining Towns In The Upper Peninsula Of Michigan

Pictures left behind.

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jamie1707 3 months ago

That kind of thing breaks my heart. I never understood why.

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Abandoned Mining Towns In The Upper Peninsula Of Michigan

Graffiti at abandoned remains of a Stamp Mill factory.

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Abandoned Mining Towns In The Upper Peninsula Of Michigan

Quincy mine remains.

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Abandoned Mining Towns In The Upper Peninsula Of Michigan

Abandoned dryhouse.

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Abandoned Mining Towns In The Upper Peninsula Of Michigan

Graffiti at an abandoned Stamp Mill factory.

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Abandoned Mining Towns In The Upper Peninsula Of Michigan

Abandoned home.

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Abandoned Mining Towns In The Upper Peninsula Of Michigan

Abandoned home.

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Abandoned Mining Towns In The Upper Peninsula Of Michigan

Abandoned home.

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Maggie Turner 2 months ago

Sounds silly but this one made me hold my breath, I wonder the stories behind homes. But the doorknob and key hole tells a different story I think.

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Abandoned Mining Towns In The Upper Peninsula Of Michigan

Derelict home for sale.

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