the back forty mine

The Back Forty Mine is a proposed open-pit gold and zinc mine located in Menominee County in the South Central part of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The mine is estimated to produce 512 million pounds of zinc and 468 thousand ounces of gold. Also, the mine is predicted to yield 51 million pounds of copper, 4.5 million ounces of silver, and 24 million pounds of lead during operations.

We will safely construct, operate, and eventually close the Back Forty Mine. We promise to provide domestic minerals, create new jobs, and boost the local economy, all while protecting the environment.