Michigan mining is topic of next Wolverine Caucus Forum

February 7, 2012
Jim Erickson,
Veronica Johnson, Phone: (517) 372-7801, E-mail: veronicj@umich.edu

MEDIA ADVISORY

DATE: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012

EVENT: In “Exploring Michigan’s Natural Resources: Mining and beyond,” University of Michigan geologist and geochemist Kacey Lohmann will discuss the mining of Michigan iron, copper ores, oil and natural gas. Lohmann is a professor of geology and mineralogy in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

During the free public event, Lohmann will explain the intricacies of mining Michigan’s vital resources, their impact on the state and nation and ways in which we are learning to protect them.

Lohmann says Michigan is a “developing target” for the production of subsurface reserves of natural gas using the newly expanded techniques of hydro-fracturing.

PLACE: 1st Floor, Christman/MML Building, 208 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing

SPONSOR: Wolverine Caucus (http://www.umich.edu/~govrel/caucus.html)