Current Proposed Mining Projects in Michigan National Forests

Total of One (1) Projects in One (1) National Forest

January 2013


National Forest

Mining Project


Project Type



Ottawa Trans Superior Resources Inc. - Federal Hardrock Minerals Proposecting Project Approved Trans Superior Resources, Inc is proposing to prospect for metallic minerals that are considered federal minerals located on National Forest System lands. The company will be looking for gold, platinum, nickel, and cobalt.



Note One: These projects allow mining corporations to explore for valuable minerals. The exploration is always approved by the Forest Service. For these exploration projects the acreage of the mine is not given, nor the number of trees impacted.

Note Two: In these records, the Forest Service does not distinguish between a small, sustainable projects by hobbyists and massive destructive projects that demolish tens of thousands mature trees, leaving barren waste piles and pits a mile in diameter and over 1,000 feet deep.