• The DNR, on behalf of the State of Michigan, accepts applications to lease state-owned metallic minerals by direct lease or sealed-bid auction. Types of metallic minerals available to lease in Michigan include, but are not limited to, copper and nickel.

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  • UPDATE - UPX Minerals Inc. Metallic Minerals Lease Request - Marquette and Iron Counties

    In 2017, UPX Minerals Inc. (UPX) of Wakefield, Michigan requested direct metallic mineral leases from the State of Michigan covering Department of Natural Resources metallic mineral rights located in Iron and Marquette Counties.

    On April 9, 2019, UPX withdrew their request.

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