Eagle Mine to offer public tours
By DREYMA BERONJA
Journal Staff Writer
CHAMPION — Eagle Mine will begin hosting summer tours starting next week.
The tours are free to the public at Eagle Mine and Humboldt Mill on Thursdays throughout the summer.
They start on June 15.
“Eagle Mine offers free public tours to invite the community to learn about the world-class mining operation right here in the U.P., said Eagle Mine social responsibility advisor Meagan Morrison. “We value transparency, and public tours are a way to answer questions or concerns, address misconceptions, and share the environmental protections and safety measures that are considered when operating a modern mine.”
Tours at the Eagle Mine facility will start at 9 a.m. at the Information Center in downtown Marquette. From there, participants will go to the mine site for a surface tour and a stop at the Water Treatment Plant.
Mine tours do not go underground.
“I’ve been guiding tours at Eagle Mine and Humboldt Mill for nine years,” Morrison said. “My favorite part is when people arrive with a negative perception of mining and leave with a positive outlook, understanding that it is possible to have it all: responsible mining that protects the environment, provides a safe place to work, is a good community partner, and a strong driver of the local economy.”
Tours of the Humboldt Mill will begin at 10 a.m. at the mill site. The walking tour will feature various areas of the facility.
Both tours require reservations which can be booked at eaglemine.com/tours.
Eagle Mine is an underground, high-grade nickel and copper mine located in western Marquette County.
It has been in production since 2014.
The mine is expected to produce 440 million pounds of nickel, 429 million pounds of copper, and trace amounts of other minerals over its estimated mine life, which is expected to last until 2027 according to its website. For details about the tours, call Eagle Mine Information Center at 906-273-1550.
Dreyma Beronja can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 548 Their email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.