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Wed October 10, 2012
Dickinson County mine owner says mine could be put to different use
FELCH, MI-- The owner of a former iron mine in Dickinson County says it's planning to clean up the site and could use it to produce aggregate products such as stone, sand, and gravel.
Rockwood "Rocky" Bullard III is president of Michigan Mining L.L.C., which has owned the former Groveland Mine property since 2000. He says the company's plans likely would be expensive but would create jobs.
The Groveland iron ore mine once produced 2 million tons of pellets a year and employed 500 people. It closed in 1981.
The mine started as an underground mine in the 1800s and was converted to an open pit mine in the 1940s or 1950s.
Bullard says the property has good roads and rail access.