John Carlson

John "Yogi" Carlson, Marquette County Mine Inspector

Phone: 906-485-1392
Email: carlson@up.net

The County Mine Inspector is an elected official serving in counties which have mines. The term of Mine Inspector is four years.

Annual Mine Inspection Reports
Presented to the Board of Commissioners 
 2009  2010
 2011  2012
 2013  2014

Mine Inspector duties/responsibilities include:

  • checks fences around caving grounds and abandoned mines to ensure that they are properly maintained
  • visits active mines to check for safety violations
  • checks for dangerous areas at sand and gravel pits
  • responds to requests from county residents to inspect areas of subsidence discovered on their property
  • helps educate the public about the dangers that may exist in the the fenced caving grounds