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metallic ore mining in northern wisconsin

Iron Mining: An Issue of Environmental Justice | Wisconsin ...

Oct 19, 2011· Gogebic Taconite (GTac), a subsidiary of The Cline Group, has proposed a 4 ½mile long open pit iron ore mine in the Penokee Hills of Northern Wisconsin. This would be the first phase of an eventual 22mile strip of openpit mining, stretching from west of Mellen, in southern Ashland County, to Upson, in Iron County.

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Potential Metallic Mining Development in Northern Wisconsin

Potential Metallic Mining Development in Northern Wisconsin The Flambeau Mine extracted about 1000 tons per day of copperrich 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

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Michigan Copper in the Mediterranean Graham Hancock ...

Some habitation sites and garden beds have been found and studied (various ref.). It is thought that most of the miners retired to Aztalan (near Madison, Wisconsin) and other locations to the south at the onset of the hard winters on Lake Superior. The mining appears to have ended overnight, as though they had left for the day, and never came back.

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Wellregulated sulfide mining can be done effectively ...

Wellregulated sulfide mining can be done effectively. Share this: ... ago in the magma during northern Minnesota’s active volcanic history. ... in Ladysmith by the State of Wisconsin and the ...

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Wisconsin Geological Natural History Survey » Silver

Formula: Ag Isometric Description: Native silver is found in hydrothermal veins or, more rarely, as a supergene mineral. 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.

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Northern Wisconsin tribes opposed to commercial metallic ...

Several northern Wisconsin tribes have come out against potential commercial mining in Oneida County, less than two weeks before a related referendum will appear on the county’s midterm ballot. Voters in Oneida County will be asked Nov. 6 if they support leasing countyowned lands in the Town of Lynne for metallic mining.

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Interest in mining surges in northern Wisconsin | Local ...

This story appeared first in the Sunday edition of the Wisconsin State Journal newspaper. With metal prices soaring and mining companies feeling more welcome under Gov. Scott Walker's "open for business" philosophy, mineral exploration is going on at a level not seen in nearly 30 years in northern ...

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Sulfide mining record WaterLegacy

There is ample reason to be skeptical about mining companies' and promoting agencies' promises that sulfide mining can be done without polluting the water. One can merely search the internet for "Acid Mine Drainage", and find numerous examples all over the world of …

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Wisconsin Geological Natural History Survey » Copper

— Copper at the Wisconsin Mine (Edwards Mine) NE SE Sec. 2 occurred as “shot and nugget” ore with copper masses weighing 115 lbs. Associated minerals are prehnite, calcite, quartz and epidote (Sweet, 1880).

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Mining in Northern Wisconsin |Turning Points in Wisconsin ...

Mining in Northern Wisconsin. Native Americans mined copper on the shores of Lake Superior in prehistoric times. Between 4,000 and 1,200 , copper jewelry and implements from Wisconsin and Upper Michigan were part of a trade network that stretched from the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf Coast, giving rise to the name "Old Copper Culture."

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Openpit 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 openpit iron ore mine on an ancient mountain range in far northern Wisconsin.

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[Map showing locations of rock and mineral developments ...

Metallic Minerals IRON ORE: Shipments of ore from northern Michigan iron ranges totaled 13,380,756 tons for the 1953 seasonan increase of 1,582,506 tons over 1952. This increase was largely due to the increased steel output by the mills and their need to replenish winter stock piles reduced during the 1952 strikes. Shipments were from the ports

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Ancient Mines Ancient Trenches

It was mentioned by explorers such as Etienne Brule and Champlain as well as by missionaries such as Fathers Claude Allouez. In 1739 a French officer even attempted the first systematic mining of copper in northern Wisconsin.

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Metallic mining publications and regulations Wisconsin DNR

Addressing public concerns with Wisconsin's laws governing metallic mining [PDF] Wisconsin's net proceeds tax on metallic mining and distribution of funds to municipalities [PDF] Cumulative impacts of mining development in northern Wisconsin [PDF] Potential metallic mining development in northern Wisconsin [PDF] Overview of mining waste ...

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proposed mine in northern wisconsin

As controversy over a proposed iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin continues, so do disputes over the mining industry in Northern Michigan. Two open pit iron ore mines continue to dig deep into the earth near Marquette, Mich. in the Upper Peninsula. The Empire Mine has been in operation for a halfcentury and now goes down more than 1,200 feet.

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Mining River Alliance of WI

The Wisconsin Legislature significantly altered the state’s mining laws in both 2017 and 2013. In a headlong rush to speed up the mining of lowgrade iron ore (taconite) in northern Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Legislature rewrote the state’s metallic mining laws in 2013.

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Wisconsin Geological Natural History Survey » Mining: Iron

Overview of metallic mineral regulation in Wisconsin, third edition (Special Report 13), 2004, Thomas J. Evans; Mineral and water resources of Wisconsin, 1976, prepared by the US Geological Survey in collaboration with the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey; Iron mining in Wisconsin, 2011, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Factsheet 3.

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signs copper and gold mining ...

Dec 11, 2017· Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signs measure clearing way for copper and gold mining. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a measure Monday clearing the way for mining …

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Gogebic Taconite says Wisconsin mine isn't feasible; cites ...

The company that promised a huge mine in northern Wisconsin announced Friday that it was dropping the controversial project because it is not feasible. “We don’t want to throw out false hope,” Gogebic Taconite president Bill Williams told the State Journal. “Our parent company felt there ...

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Northern Wisconsin Lawmaker Wants To Repeal Mining ...

Jan 10, 2017· Larry Lynch, state metallic mining coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, said not all nonferrous mines are sulfide mines. But, he said the geology of mineral deposits in northern Wisconsin makes that unlikely. “It’s likely that any nonferrous mine we have would be a sulfide mine,” said Lynch.

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Companies consider mining for gold in Wisconsin

Nov 27, 2011· As mining has taken a higher profile in Wisconsin in 2011, mineral exploration company Aquila Resources Inc. has quietly become the most active player in the state.

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Wisconsin Mining History Wisconsin Mining

northern part of the state. Not only is Wisconsin’s deep mining roots shown through our state nickname, but it’s also expressed through the state flag. On the right side of the shield the man represents a miner and the first people who came to the state for the sake of mining. The lead pyramid

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Northern Wisconsin Copper Mining YouTube

Oct 04, 2015· Came across a copper mine shaft while atving, went back with the metal detectors and rock picks, pulled some cool pieces out of the wall! ... Northern Wisconsin Copper Mining Rick Bottolfson ...

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Mining company closing office in northern Wisconsin

Feb 27, 2015· Mining company closing office in northern Wisconsin. Move casts doubt on the future of the project that sparked fierce opposition from environmentalists and tribal members.

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State is sitting on a gold mine and a copper mine and ...

When the Flambeau Mining Co. began stripping ore from its mine in Ladysmith earlier this year, it was the first new metallic mine to open in Wisconsin since 1968, and was heralded by some as the beginning of a resurgence of mining in the state.

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WisconsinMines Mining Artifacts

Lead ore was the first metal ore mined in Wisconsin, followed by zinc and iron. Although southwestern Wisconsin is best known today for its rich farmlands, place names such as Mineral Point, Hardscrabble, New Diggings, Black Jack and Lead Mine evoke an earlier time when local mines produced much of …

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Mining in Northern Wisconsin | Wisconsin Historical Society

Writing in 1855, James Gregory declared, "Iron ore of unlimited extent and of great purity may be found at Lake Superior, in the Baraboo district, and at the Iron Ridge in Dodge and Washington counties." Mining in northern Wisconsin served a different purpose than the agricultural development in the southern part of the state.

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Blocking Destructive Mining | Sierra Club

Even the Wisconsin state seal is proudly emblazoned with a rendering of a lead miner as well as a pick and shovel, and lead ore is Wisconsin’s official state mineral. Later, mining companies transitioned to extracting zinc, as well as copper and iron in the northern region of the state.

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Digging for Gems, Minerals and Fossils in Wisconsin

Wisconsin has some interesting varieties of rocks and minerals that you can collect. The beautiful Lake Superior Agates are very popular to find along the shoreline. Huge copper nuggets have also been found with metal detectors in Wisconsin. Malachite is also associated with some copper deposits.

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Iron Mining Controversy in Northern Wisconsin | QUEST ...

Dec 02, 2011· A pristine area in Northern Wisconsin next to Lake Superior, much prized for its clean water and wilderness, is also home to 25 percent of the country’s iron ore reserves, a …

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Crandon mine Wikipedia

The Crandon site was the location of one of several deposits of metallic sulfide ore found in northern Wisconsin during the 1970s, and its estimated 60 million tons of copper, zinc and other metallic sulfides was thought to hold the highest potential for profit. Three sites in all were proposed for digging.

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Mining – Iron County Economic Development

A significant resource of highgrade iron ore remains in the western and eastern parts of the range. Mining of the Gogebic Range in Wisconsin began in 1885, and within six months of the development of the mining industry, the city of Hurley went from a population of 80 to more than 2,500 people.

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Recent and potential metallic mining projects Wisconsin DNR

Recent and potential metallic mining projects in Wisconsin. Click on the tabs below for short descriptions of metallic mineral deposits in Wisconsin that are currently being explored for mining or were the sites of recently closed mines.

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Gold Panning in Wisconsin. Where to go Prospecting for Gold

In recent years there has been much interest in gold discoveries associated with iron ore deposits throughout the state, but the economic viability of mining these resources lies heavily on the value of producing other minerals including lead, zinc, copper, and silver, with gold as a byproduct. Next: Rare Gems and Minerals in Wisconsin

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What is Sulfide Mining? | Mining Action Group

Metallic sulfide mining (aka hard rock mining) is the practice of extracting metals such as nickel, gold and copper from a sulfiderich ore body. Sulfides are a geologic byproduct of mining in this area, and by exposing sulfides to the air and water in our atmosphere, sulfuric acid can be created — threatening to poison the nearby water ...

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Iron mining in the United States Wikipedia

Iron mining in the United States produced million metric tons of iron ore in 2015, worth US billion. Iron ore was the thirdhighestvalue metal mined in the United States, after gold and copper. Iron ore was mined from nine active mines and three reclamation operations in Michigan, Minnesota, and of the iron ore was mined in northern Minnesota's Mesabi Range.

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