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Grand Rapids Gypsum Mines – Wyoming, Michigan - Atlas Obscura

Jul 08, 2010  Gypsum mining was once a major industry in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. Mining began in 1841, with an open quarry and a mill on Plaster Creek, where it enters the Grand River.

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gypsum - Michigan State University

As of 1978, there were five major companies mining gypsum in Michigan; these are shown below. Note the locations of these companies/mines--many are located near the water, so that the low-value gypsum can be transported in bulk by ships. Source: Unknown. Although the data below are a bit old, they do give an idea of the value of gypsum to ...

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GYPSUM QUARRIES. - Michigan

mines, gypsum and slate quarries in the State that are working, and has also examined and described many other localities were mines are being opened, and to which public interest is directed. Sectional maps of many of the copper mines are included in the report, and have been marked up to January 1st, 1882.

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Alabaster Quarry Gypsum-Anhydrite Mine Near Alabaster ...

The Alabaster Quarry Gypsum-Anhydrite Mine is near Alabaster, Michigan. Historically the site has been part of the Alabaster Mining District. The site was first discovered in 1841 by Bela Hubbard Found Gypsum In Adjacent Arenac County. Production output of the Alabaster Quarry Gypsum-Anhydrite Mine was considered to be large size.

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Gypsum Mines History Grand Rapids

Oct 17, 2012  Three other plaster mines were located south of John Ball Park, and plaster deposits run under the park itself. Note: An excellent article in the January 1, 1907 Grand Rapids Evening Press, page 59, describes in detail the early history of the Grand Rapids gypsum mines.

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Active Mines and Mineral Plants in Michigan

Gypsum Whitmore Mine Michigan Gypsum Co Iosco 44.17700 -83.76500 M Gypsum Alabaster Mine US Gypsum Co Iosco 44.19500 -83.57400 M Gypsum Tawas Mine National Gypsum Co Iosco 44.24200 -83.72200 M Sand and Gravel Deerfield Plant Hubscher Son, Inc. Isabella 43.58610

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Iconic Iosco County gypsum bin to be demolished offshore ...

Jun 10, 2020  Out in the lake approximately a mile offshore is a large rock storage bin that was originally built in the 1920s to serve gypsum freighters that stopped at the mines in Alabaster Township.

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GC1C1AM Grand Rapids Gypsum Mines (Earthcache) in Michigan ...

Grand Rapids Gypsum Mines (GC1C1AM) was created by The Conman on 5/13/2008. It's a Not chosen size geocache, with difficulty of 1, terrain of 1. It's located in Michigan, United States.The coordinates of this cache will take you to the parking lot a local business in Wyoming, MI which operates the gypsum mines.

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Alabaster - Abandoned

Aug 14, 2019  Alabaster is a historic mining complex along the shores of Lake Huron in Michigan. It consists of an open-pit gypsum mine and the remains of processing buildings, shops, offices, houses, and outbuildings. It also contains an abandoned railroad and the remains of an elevated marine tramway that spans 1½ miles into Saginaw Bay.

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Gypsum Anhydrite Mines In Michigan The Diggings™

Browse gypsum anhydrite mines in Michigan by region—including Iosco. ... Mine handled by the Bureau of Land Management are not mapped by latitude and longitude, instead, these mines harken back to the Public Land Survey System. Understanding Townships.

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National Gypsum Company Quarry, National City, Iosco Co ...

National Gypsum Company Quarry, National City, Iosco Co., Michigan, USA : A gypsum mine located in Sec. 16, T21N, R6E. Massive orange selenite in transparent plates 2-10 mm thick.

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U.S. Gypsum Co. Quarry, Alabaster, Iosco Co., Michigan, USA

U.S. Gypsum Co. Quarry, Alabaster, Iosco Co., Michigan, USA : A gypsum mine located at NE 1/4, Sec. 2, T7N, R12W. Gypsum is found as white, pink, and red masses; white pencil forms; and crystalline and salmon coloured selenite crystals in nodules in an impure ...

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Geology: Gypsum Mine Tours Of Michigan

Mar 09, 2010  The mine is famous for its white alabaster and selentine. Tawas City Mines. The open-pit quarry in Tawas City, Michigan, is responsible for commercial production of gypsum. Planning a mine tour to Tawas City can help the students understand about the unique characteristics of gypsum. The students can get a chance to visit the mine and learn ...

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GC1C1AM Grand Rapids Gypsum Mines (Earthcache) in Michigan ...

Grand Rapids Gypsum Mines (GC1C1AM) was created by The Conman on 5/13/2008. It's a Not chosen size geocache, with difficulty of 1, terrain of 1. It's located in Michigan, United States.The coordinates of this cache will take you to the parking lot a local business in Wyoming, MI which operates the gypsum mines.

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Gypsum Mining. Michigan Gypsum Co M. Michigan Gypsum Co ... Michigan Gypsum Co was founded in 1969, and is located at 6105 Jefferson Ave in Midland. Additional information is available at or by contacting Francesanna Sargent at (989) .

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US Gypsum Company quarry in Alabaster, MI - Mines on ...

May 27, 2007  From the Michigan Historical Marker on-site: This area is named after a variety of gypsum, discovered offshore by DouLimestone Houghton in 1837. Prospectors soon began searching for other gypsum deposits, and this quarry was opened in 1862 by B. F. Smith.

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Trip to the Alabaster Gypsum Mine – crazyfossillady

Oct 25, 2015  Grand Rapids Alabaster Gypsum Mine Owned by Michigan Natural Storage Company Forms of gypsum found: Selenite (Crystals): Blood Orange, Orange, Peach, Honey, Off Gray, White Satin Spar: Clear, window like appearance Alabaster: White, Slight pink, Salmon Fossils: Shark Coprolite A brief History on the mine: The mine went bankrupt in the 1940s and was sold to

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It Began with Plaster - This is Rebel Country

The Alabastine Gypsum Mine The ground was broken for the first shaft in 1907, and by mid 1908 the hand dug shaft had reached the twelve foot thick gypsum seam with a floor about 85 feet underground at 1200 Judd St. S.W., in Wyoming, Michigan. A wooden stairwell surrounding the shaft was completed by the end of the year.

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List of gypsum mines in the United States

List of gypsum mines in the United States . Use the tools below to search for mines, quarries sites. You can combine all inputs, e.g. just searching by name, or by combining with other search parameters. All inputs are optional, use as many or as few as you wish.

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Gypsum Mines History Grand Rapids

Feb 27, 2011  Gypsum Mines. GRHC - February 27th, 2011. Gypsum mines play a major role in Grand Rapids' early industry. Transcript. Mention Grand Rapids and people think of furniture, but that was not our first important industry. It was gypsum, or plaster, discovered in extensive surface beds along the creek named for its discovery—Plaster Creek.

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Gypsum mine tours?? : grandrapids

The GP mine comes really close to some of the bike trails immediately north-west of I-196. The Alabastine Gypsum Mine appears to be owned by Michigan Natural Storage, and is accessible roughly in the area of Market St by the wastewater treatment plant. The is also a "Kentwood Mine

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Alabastine Mine - Wikipedia

The Alabastine Mine is an underground gypsum mine in Wyoming, Michigan, originally dug by hand in 1907. The mine once included an underground stable for the mules used to haul the gypsum. Plaster production. The gypsum from this mine was used to manufacture plaster, both ...

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Despite flooding, old gypsum mine storage facilities below ...

Apr 23, 2013  The company owns the former gypsum mines under West Michigan. Kragt said the mine storage is below 20 feet of dirt over 65 feet of solid bedrock. And the elevator shaft into the mine is

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Gypsum Anhydrite Mines In Michigan The Diggings™

Browse gypsum anhydrite mines in Michigan by region—including Iosco. ... Mine handled by the Bureau of Land Management are not mapped by latitude and longitude, instead, these mines harken back to the Public Land Survey System. Understanding Townships.

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Geology: Gypsum Mine Tours Of Michigan

Mar 09, 2010  The mine is famous for its white alabaster and selentine. Tawas City Mines. The open-pit quarry in Tawas City, Michigan, is responsible for commercial production of gypsum. Planning a mine tour to Tawas City can help the students understand about the unique characteristics of gypsum. The students can get a chance to visit the mine and learn ...

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Gypsum Mines History Grand Rapids

Feb 27, 2011  Gypsum Mines. GRHC - February 27th, 2011. Gypsum mines play a major role in Grand Rapids' early industry. Transcript. Mention Grand Rapids and people think of furniture, but that was not our first important industry. It was gypsum, or plaster, discovered in extensive surface beds along the creek named for its discovery—Plaster Creek.

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gypsum mines in michigan

Gypsum Mining. Michigan Gypsum Co M. Michigan Gypsum Co ... Michigan Gypsum Co was founded in 1969, and is located at 6105 Jefferson Ave in Midland. Additional information is available at or by contacting Francesanna Sargent at (989) .

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US Gypsum Company quarry in Alabaster, MI - Mines on ...

May 27, 2007  From the Michigan Historical Marker on-site: This area is named after a variety of gypsum, discovered offshore by DouLimestone Houghton in 1837. Prospectors soon began searching for other gypsum deposits, and this quarry was opened in 1862 by B. F. Smith.

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Trip to the Alabaster Gypsum Mine – crazyfossillady

Oct 25, 2015  Grand Rapids Alabaster Gypsum Mine Owned by Michigan Natural Storage Company Forms of gypsum found: Selenite (Crystals): Blood Orange, Orange, Peach, Honey, Off Gray, White Satin Spar: Clear, window like appearance Alabaster: White, Slight pink, Salmon Fossils: Shark Coprolite A brief History on the mine: The mine went bankrupt in the 1940s and was sold to

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Gypsum mine tours?? : grandrapids

The GP mine comes really close to some of the bike trails immediately north-west of I-196. The Alabastine Gypsum Mine appears to be owned by Michigan Natural Storage, and is accessible roughly in the area of Market St by the wastewater treatment plant. The is also a "Kentwood Mine

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Alabaster and the Ghostly Loading Dock ... - Lost In Michigan

Mar 03, 2016  Incorporated into the U.S. Gypsum Co. in 1902, this quarry has helped make Michigan a leading producer of gypsum for over a century. In 1898, the company name was changed to the Alabaster Company. In 1902, the mine was incorporated into the U.S. Gypsum Corporation. Housing for workers was constructed primarily in the period around 1910. The ...

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List of gypsum mines in the United States

List of gypsum mines in the United States . Use the tools below to search for mines, quarries sites. You can combine all inputs, e.g. just searching by name, or by combining with other search parameters. All inputs are optional, use as many or as few as you wish.

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Gypsum Mine - Havasu 4 Wheelers

Approximate Distance: 43.2.0 mi. Gypsum Mine -Buck Mtn (Lake Havasu TMP) Google earth. N . Havasu Heights. Gypsum Mine. Revised: 2018-03-16. Havasu Heights Rd. Chevron. Arizona Yucca Mine (See Page-9) Santa Fe Railroad. Train Wreck of 1901 (See Page 2 thru 8) Page 1 of 9

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U.S. Gypsum aims to purchase 580 acres in Alabaster ...

Mar 20, 2018  A proposal has been made by U.S. Gypsum Company (USG) to purchase 580 acres of state forest land, which is located adjacent to its existing quarry in Alabaster Township, as depicted on this map. If successful, the acquisition could sustain USG’s gypsum mining

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Michigan Gypsum Pit Mill Mine Safety and Health ...

Testing, Evaluation, and Approval of Electric Motor-Driven Mine Equipment and Accessories (Part 18) Compliance Enforcement. Commenting on Enforcement Actions to SBA Ombudsman; Compliance Guides and eLaws Advisors; Proximity Detection Systems Installation Deadline: March 16, 2018; Training Education. National Mine Rescue Competition 2018 ...

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List Of Minerals And Gemstones Found In Michigan! - Rock ...

4. Gypsum. Michigan is the number one producer of the yellowish sulfate mineral, gypsum, in the United States. In the state, gypsum can be found in glacial deposits and the Michigan Basin. The mineral is very soft, having a Mohs hardness of 1.5 – 2.0. This makes it excellent for use as chalk. Another of its prominent uses is as various plasters.

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Alpena, MI mining, mines, mine owners and mine statistics

Alpena, MI mines, mine companies, mine owners and mine information. US-Mining provides information on mines, operators, and minerals mined in Alpena, MI

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Gypsum Mines History Grand Rapids

Feb 27, 2011  Gypsum Mines. GRHC - February 27th, 2011. Gypsum mines play a major role in Grand Rapids' early industry. Transcript. Mention Grand Rapids and people think of furniture, but that was not our first important industry. It was gypsum, or plaster, discovered in extensive surface beds along the creek named for its discovery—Plaster Creek.

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Mechanical properties of Michigan Basin's gypsum before ...

ending in 2000. While the underground gypsum mines in the Michigan Basin are now closed, there are two operating quarries located near Tawas City, on the east side of the state, adjacent to Lake Huron. The gypsum seam is part of Michigan formation (Mississippian Age) in the Michigan Basin. After mining ended in

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Alabaster and the Ghostly Loading Dock ... - Lost In Michigan

Mar 03, 2016  Incorporated into the U.S. Gypsum Co. in 1902, this quarry has helped make Michigan a leading producer of gypsum for over a century. In 1898, the company name was changed to the Alabaster Company. In 1902, the mine was incorporated into the U.S. Gypsum Corporation. Housing for workers was constructed primarily in the period around 1910. The ...

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Grand Rapids Gypsum Mines – Wyoming Michigan Atlas . Jul 08 2010 Gypsum mining was once a major industry in the Grand Rapids Michigan area Mining began in 1841 with an open quarry and a mill on Plaster Creek where it enters the Grand River Other quarries

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Gypsum Alabaster Michigan in Pictures

Jul 28, 2012  Old Off Shore Alabaster Loading facility, photo by hz536n/George Thomas One of the neatest features for me about Michigan in Pictures are the many things I learn from the photos that are posted. Today's photo of the Lake Huron loading platform for US Gypsum is a perfect example. The Iosco County Historical Society explains that:

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Using gypsum in fruit production - MSU Extension

Jan 03, 2012  In fact, several gypsum mines operate in Michigan’s southern (lower) peninsula. Part of the interest in gypsum is due to the fact that high fruit calcium levels can enhance the quality of various fruits. Unfortunately, increasing soil calcium levels does not generally elevate levels in the fruits, but can reduce magnesium or potassium uptake.

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Underground Gypsum Mine Field Trip

Alabastine Gypsum Mine (Michigan Natural Storage Co.) 1200 Judd S.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49509

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Michigan Abandoned Mine Lands Inventory

Michigan Abandoned Mine Lands Inventory Michigan had four major metallic mining ranges, the Copper Mining District of Keweenaw, Houghton, Ontonagon counties (and some explorations in Gogebic), the Marquette Iron Range of Marquette and Baraga counties, the Menominee Iron Range of Dickinson and Iron counties, and the Gogebic Iron Range of Gogebic county.

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Alpena, MI mining, mines, mine owners and mine statistics

Alpena, MI mines, mine companies, mine owners and mine information. US-Mining provides information on mines, operators, and minerals mined in Alpena, MI

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how to mine gypsum - BINQ Mining

Gypsum Mine Tours of Michigan – How to x. Gypsum Mine Tours of Michigan. By Anonymous, last updated at 2011-04-3. Evaporative deposits of gypsum and rock salt are found throughout the Michigan Basin. »More detailed

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Mechanical properties of Michigan Basin's gypsum before ...

Aug 01, 2019  The 3.5 m thick gypsum seam had been mined for over 150 years ending in 2000. While the underground gypsum mines in the Michigan Basin are now closed, there are two operating quarries located near Tawas City, on the east side of the state, adjacent to Lake Huron.

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Why Gypsum is Important to Michigan's Sugarbeet Industry ...

Mar 05, 2019  iStock/luiscarlosjimenez. The agricultural use of a Michigan-mined mineral supports the state’s leading role as a top producer of sugar. Gypsum, a mineral found across the world, is one of several tools Michigan farmers use to steadily increase sugarbeet yield, according to Dr. Corey Guza, director of agronomy for Michigan Sugar Company. “In those soils with higher pH, gypsum is a great ...

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Kent County, MI mining, mines, mine owners and mine statistics

Kent County, MI Mines. Michigan Mines / Kent County, MI Mines ; Mines in Kent County, MI. Mine Owner Land Status Work Type Minerals; Bird Pit: Private: Sand and Gravel: Butterworth Pit: ... Grand Rapids Gypsum Mine #1: Grand Rapids Plaster Co. Private: Gypsum-Anhydrite: Grand Rapids Gypsum Mine #2: Grand Rapids Gypusm Co. Private: Gypsum-Anhydrite:

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Michigan Cheap Airline Tickets. Gypsum Mine Tour 1200 Judd SW 2411619 Tour deep into the mine, and hear about the history and geology of gypsum mining Spend time exploring for rocks John Ball Park Summer Theater 1300 West Fulton 4566656 Directly adjacent to the zoo is the Circle Theater

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