mining in penokee

PDF Iron Mining In the Lake Superior Basin

The Penokee Range iron mine described by Gogebic Taconite would generate approximately 560 million tons of tailings and 350 million tons of waste rock during Phase I (approximately 35 years). Open pit iron mining of this scale in the Penokee

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Taconite Mining in the Penokee Hills - Home

Gogebic taconite has a 22 mile area in the penokee range that they have leased, GT has proposed that this area could yield up to 2 billion tons of ore. The initial mine will be 4-5 mile section near Mellen. The whole lease would cover 21,000 acres making this area the biggest mine in Wisconsin and the United States.

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Gogebic Taconite mine | boswell's blog

Patty Loew is a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor, a professional journalist, a Native American historian and a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. One day in early , I talked with her for three hours at her campus office about the proposed Penokee mine and the impact it might have on her people and their land.

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mining forum – Welcome to I-May's portfolio

The proposed mine would be built up on the Penokee Range in Ashland and Iron counties and would generate $8 million and 700 jobs said Wiggins. The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians have been around for a thousand years and they have been living, fishing and gathering at the northern woods of Lake Superior said Wiggins.

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The Life Aquatic of the Penokee Hills - Northland College

Jul 25, · In the past decade, open-pit iron mining has been proposed for the Penokee Hills. “The most recent mining proposal has been abandoned, but there is a very large ore deposit here and will undoubtedly be of interest for mining in the future, “said Matt Hudson, water scientist with the Burke Center.

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SSFP: Penokee Mine - Sylvan Bachhuber

The Environmental Cost of a Dangerous Proposed Mine by Sylvan Bachhuber, age 15 They have a spirit, a power, a mystery: When you pick up those rocks make sure you put them back again.” --Mike Wiggins, Bad River Tribal Chairman.

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The Geology of the Penokees: | boswell's blog

Jul 09, · This is the fourth in a series of eight posts which together comprise an in-depth article concerning a proposed iron ore mine in the Penokee Hills of Northern Wisconsin and the widespread resistance to the project. Two installments of the article are posted weekly.

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silver mines in northern wisconsin

Iron Mining: An Issue of Environmental Justice | Wisconsin Network »Sign Pledge to Defend the Bad River Watershed from Open Pit Mining a 4 ½- mile long open pit iron ore mine in the Penokee Hills of Northern Wisconsin. Sulfide mining targets minerals like copper, lead, zinc, gold, and silver that are »More detailed

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Mining in Wisconsin: 'Everybody wants a decent living

Decades of digging at Minnesota's Hull Rust Mine apparent from the rim of the pit near Hib , Minnesota. Residents of Ashland and Iron Counties in northern Wisconsin are weighing the economic benefits and potential environmental hazards of a proposed, four-mile-long open pit iron ore mine in the Penokee Range by Gogebic Taconite LLC.

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News Analysis: The great snipe hunt - Isthmus | Madison, Wisconsin

Penokee Hills mine. I'm very happy that they haven't started mining in the Penokee Hills and hope they never do! It would ruin the pristine land and pollute the waters. A lot of wildlife would

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Mine Regulations: Not Tough Enough? | WXPR

One mining specialist is questioning whether a proposed iron mine in the Penokee range has enough social support to go forward. John Coleman is an environmental section leader at Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, a group that helps enforce tribal treaty rights in Wisconsin.

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