Mining Facts

History of the FRONT 40

The Front 40 is a grassroots organization formed in 2003 in response to the threat of a metallic sulfide mine potentially being developed on the shores of the Menominee River in Lake Township, Michigan. The Front 40 name is in direct response to the “Back Forty” venture that was created by the mining interests. By the time citizens were aware of what was happening, the mining interests had already filed for over 40,000 acres of mineral rights to both private and state-owned property in Menominee County, MI and about that same amount in Marinette County, WI.

The Front 40 is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization registered in the State of Michigan. Tax deductible donations to help fund future Front 40 activities can be sent to:

Front 40
PO Box 113
Stephenson, MI 49887