For many in this small city, the $1.5-billion iron ore mine proposed in Ashland and Iron counties by Gogebic Taconite offer a tantalizing way out of a long economic decline in Wisconsin's northern counties that has seen incomes shrink and once-thriving communities become all but ghost towns.
Potential Metallic Mining Development in Northern Wisconsin The Flambeau Mine extracted about 1000 tons per day of copper-rich ore. Reclamation of the pit began in early 1997 and was completed in late 1998. The Crandon deposit is presently being evaluated for the required environmental impact analyses and the mining permit and other related
Jan 21, 2014· Iron mining in northern Wisconsin poses a variety of potential threats to human health and to the water supply that connects a complex ecosystem ranging from upland forest to wetland bogs to Lake Superior, state scientists say in an internal report that came to light during January.
State is sitting on a gold mine and a copper mine and ... Wisconsin State Roundup. Published April 1, ... Exxon Minerals' proposed mine five miles south of Crandon in Forest County may be the first to get off the ground in the future. ... reportedly the largest in northern Wisconsin, contains copper and zinc. Exxon, which discovered the deposit ...
Gogebic Taconite is an iron-ore mining company in development stage, based in Florida, with a presence in Hurley, Wisconsin. The company, owned by the larger mining organizations, Cline Resource and Development Group, is at the center of a dispute among politicians, community groups, environmental organizations, Native American tribal councils and various stakeholders because of a proposed ...
Back 40 Proposed Mine Project Learn about the threats from the Back Forty Mine, an open pit (2000 feet by 2500 feet and 750 feet deep) massive gold, zinc, and sulfide mine only 150 feet from the Menominee River which forms the boundary between Wisconsin and Michigan.
Jan 10, 2017· One northern Wisconsin lawmaker would like to repeal the state’s mining moratorium law. Sen. Tom Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst, said he expects to introduce a bill this session.. The mining moratorium law was passed with bipartisan support and signed into law by Gov. Tommy Thompson in 1998. It requires companies to prove a sulfide mine can run for 10 years and be closed for 10 years …
“We asked them which was the more important consideration – potential economic impact of the proposed mine, specifically up to 3,000 new jobs in the northern part of the state; or the potential environmental costs – air pollution and contamination of ground and surface water.
Oct 19, 2011· What’s Being Proposed? Gogebic Taconite (G-Tac), a subsidiary of The Cline Group, has proposed a 4 ½-mile long open pit iron ore mine in the Penokee Hills of Northern Wisconsin. This would be the first phase of an eventual 22-mile strip of open-pit mining, stretching from west of Mellen, in southern Ashland County, to Upson, in Iron County.
It is associated with gold, and a variety of sulfides such as galena, pyrite and acanthite. Major silver mineralization is found with native copper in nearby Michigan at the White Pine Mine and further north in the Keweenaw Peninsula. Similar deposits are not known from equivalent bedrock in Wisconsin.
Crandon mine was a mine proposed for northeastern Wisconsin, USA.It was to be situated near the town of Crandon and the Mole Lake Ojibwe Reservation in Forest County.The mine was the center of a multi-decade political and regulatory battle between environmentalists, American Indian tribes, sportfishing groups, and the State of Wisconsin and several large mining corporations.
May 21, 2018· Northern Sands Wisconsin is the second company interested in developing the sand mine. Northern Sands, the first company that proposed the Albertville Valley Sand Mine, was sued by an investor for $1.875 million plus interest in August of 2017.
Proposed Wisconsin mining law: Economic boost or environmental blight? 2/20/2013 MILWAUKEE -- A leading supporter and a leading opponent of a proposed Gogebic Taconite iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin agree on one thing: More mining projects could be in the works throughout the state, if new mining legislation that eases the permitting process gets approved.
A taconite mine proposed near Ashland in northern Wisconsin could bring thousands of high-paying jobs to the region and billions of dollars to the state's economy, but it would first have to pass an extensive environmental impact study. A report released Monday by …
The impact of a controversial bill that would restrict local government regulation of frac sand mines might be broader than originally thought, affecting the proposed iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin and factory farms across the state, opponents said Thursday at a Capitol hearing.
Open-pit mine proposed in Ashland and Iron counties. An affiliate of a privately held coal mining company is proposing to spend more than $1 billion to develop a large open-pit iron ore mine on an ancient mountain range in far northern Wisconsin.
Penokee Hills of northern Wisconsin there is a current proposal from a mining company to begin a taconite iron mine. Taconite is a lower grade of iron ore rock that has to be crushed in order for the iron to be extracted. At 21 miles long, over 4 miles wide and over 800 feet deep, the proposed open pit mine …
Open-pit mine proposed for northern Wisconsin. ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) – A mining company wants to spend more than $1 billion to develop an open-pit iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin. Gogebic Taconite has purchased an option to lease the mineral rights on 22,000 acres in Ashland and Iron counties. The process of