If you’ve ever wanted to see one of the companies that drives the U.P. economy in action, you’ll have a chance to do it starting tomorrow.
Cliffs Natural Resources is once again joining forces with the Lake Superior Community Partnership to offer a mine tour.
The tour has taken place every summer since 1993.
It’ll begin running for the season tomorrow afternoon, and it’ll go every Tuesday through Saturday until August 25th.
The tour takes visitors to the mile–wide, 1200-foot-deep open pit at the Empire Mine and the iron ore processing facilities at the Tilden Mine.
Cliffs district public affairs manager Jennifer Huetter says visitors are awed at the sheer size of the pit and the necessary equipment, and the tour helps give visitors an impression of how important to American steel manufacturing Cliffs is.
The tour leaves from the Michigan Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee at noon every day that it’s offered.
Tickets cost $15 and can be bought at the LSCP office in Marquette.
Reservations are recommended because tour space is limited to how many people can fit onto the tour bus and the tour is first-come, first-served.
Posted by: Mike Hoey