The right time.The right place.The right way.

Who We Are

Highland Copper is on a mission to supply significant quantities of copper for both Michigan and the nation. We own the fully permitted Copperwood mining project in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We also have a 34% joint venture interest in the nearby White Pine North project. With strong local and state support, we are progressing Copperwood to a construction decision. Simultaneously, Kinterra Copper USA, our White Pine North operating partner, is advancing White Pine to permitting and undertaking a feasibility study.

About Us

The right time.

Highland Copper’s timing could not be better. With the energy transition (electrification) becoming a global economic force and a high priority for the state of Michigan, the demand for (and price of) copper, already in supply deficit in the US, will ramp up significantly.

The right place.

What sets our two projects apart is their location. We have strong support at every level: the federal government has designated copper as a critical metal; Michigan wants to help accelerate electrification; and we have formal resolutions of support from all local communities.

The right way.

When it comes to ESG, we’ve got all the bases covered: we’re mining underground (which minimizes surface impact), we’ve preserved large tracts of wetland in perpetuity, we will not draw water from Lake Superior; and we will create well-paying, quality jobs.

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For information on the status of the Copperwood and White Pine North projects, in addition to our recent funding package from the State of Michigan, peruse our easy-to-read corporate deck.

Current Projects

Highland Copper is working on the development of two promising copper mining projects in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Copperwood Project is a greenfield project with a projected 10.7-year mine life. It is a lower capital intensity project that can rapidly reach commercial production, making it an ideal first project for the company.

The White Pine North Project, held jointly with Kinterra, is located approximately 45 miles (72.5 kilometers) away, in Ontonagon County. It is a brownfield site where the White Pine mine was previously operated for over 40 years by Copper Range Company, producing over 4.5 billion pounds of copper.

Advancing toward construction

Copperwood Project

Copperwood is Highland Copper’s 100% owned, fully permitted copper project in Michigan, a state that is fully supportive of electrification. With a current 2023 Feasibility Study, significant local support, and early site preparation underway, Copperwood is poised to be the next US copper producer at the perfect time.

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Advancing toward permits and Feasibility Study

White Pine North Project

Highland Copper’s 34% joint venture interest in White Pine North is supported by the technical and financial strength of the operator, Kinterra Copper USA. With a current 2023 Preliminary Economic Assessment, a recently initiated drill program, and Kinterra’s expertise in permitting, White Pine North is capable of sequencing its development shortly after Copperwood.

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Responsible Mining

To us, Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) is of critical importance. Our goal is to create a healthy, happy workforce and a thriving local community—leaving the smallest footprint possible.


Responsible copper means doing the right thing to protect the environment—at every turn.


We don’t just want to help build the local economy—we want to help build the local community.

Responsible Mining