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Aug 03, 2015 Ouimette said Gogebic Taconite’s performance could make it more difficult for another developer to gain the trust of county residents. Part of the “bad taste” the company left came in revelations that surfaced last year about the company’s $700,000 donation to an outside political group, Wisconsin Club For Growth, in 2012 while the group was supporting Walker’s campaign to defeat a ...

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  • Iron mining in the Penokee Hills USA EJAtlas

    Iron mining in the Penokee Hills USA EJAtlas

    Jan 11, 2010 In November 2010, Gogebic Taconite (G-Tac), a subsidiary of The Cline Group, announced plans for a $1.5 billion iron ore mine in the pristine Penokee Mountains in Northern Wisconsin. The open pit mine would sprawl over four miles of privately-held managed forest land [1].

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  • The Penokees Are A Geologic Gem WisContext

    The Penokees Are A Geologic Gem WisContext

    Jun 15, 2017 Taconite, a low-grade form of ore found in the banded iron formation, is the focus on renewed interest in iron mining in the Penokees. The sheer heat of geologic processes over billions of years created long, skinny mineral formations known as amphibole fibers — a form of asbestos — in some parts of the Penokee

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  • Tell Scott Walker to stop strip mining Wisconsin land

    Tell Scott Walker to stop strip mining Wisconsin land

    Scott Walker is allowing a 22 mile-long, 1000 foot-deep strip mine to proceed in Northern Wisconsin's Penokee Hills region, which contains the headwaters of the Bad River and Lake Superior. The mine could cause asbestos dust and sulfuric acid leeching that would destroy the Bad River reservation, as well as many other downstream ecosystems. The mining company isn't earning our trust either ...

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  • My Tribe's Stand Against Corporate Mining Progressive.org

    My Tribe's Stand Against Corporate Mining Progressive.org

    Oct 31, 2016 The Gogebic mine, it was feared, would release asbestos-like toxins from the exposed rocks of the Penokee Hills into the air and water, disrupting or even destroying a fragile ecosystem. These sloughs were recognized in 2012 as a Wetland of International Importance, or Ramsar site.

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  • Ironwood MI mining mines mine owners and mine statistics

    Ironwood MI mining mines mine owners and mine statistics

    Hayes Mining Co (1913-1926). Oliver Iron Mining Co., leased all properties in 1902. Oliver Iron Mining Co. Lindberg And Sons, Inc., A. Youngstown Mines Co. Youngstown Mines Corp. Penokee Ore Co.

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  • Gogebic Taconite Mine Project Encyclopedia of Wisconsin

    Gogebic Taconite Mine Project Encyclopedia of Wisconsin

    The Goegebic Taconite Mine Project was a proposed mining project by Gogebic Taconite, LLC. in Ashland and Iron County, Wisconsin. The $1.5 billion project would create 700 jobs at the mine, as well as 2,800 spin off jobs in the local areas towns. The mine was popular among Wisconsin Republicans, mainly Governor Scott Walker, because of the mine ...

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  • Will a New Mining Law Erode the Quality of Life and Water

    Will a New Mining Law Erode the Quality of Life and Water

    Mar 13, 2013 The Gogebic Taconite mine would be located in the Penokee Hills, along a ridgeline roughly 50 miles south of Bayfield, a major destination for “silent sports” like sailing, paddling, fishing ...

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  • Why the Mining Companies Got Beat in Wisconsin

    Why the Mining Companies Got Beat in Wisconsin

    Apr 10, 2012 She then went on to discuss how every battle over land and every treaty that they negotiated was about retaining their rights to care for the water and harvest the wild rice. The proposed 22-mile long open pit mine in the Penokee Hills lies at the headwaters of the Bad River, which flows into the Bad River and Kakogan Sloughs, the most ...

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  • Mining at Mt. Whittlesey Encyclopedia of Wisconsin

    Mining at Mt. Whittlesey Encyclopedia of Wisconsin

    The depletion of fossil fuels and the increased demands for modern luxuries like cellphones have led to the exploiting of land such as the mining at Mt. Whittlesey. Mt. Mt. Whittlesey is 6th highest peak in Wisconsin reaching up 1,873 feet into the sky.

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  • Mining in Wisconsin Promise or peril Science

    Mining in Wisconsin Promise or peril Science

    Oct 09, 2011 The entire mine site would cover 4,000 acres, Williams said, though the mine pit itself would take up about 1,500 acres. It would be dug on the north face of one of the Penokee ridges, just south of Highway 77, which travels between Mellen and Hurley.

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  • Penokee Mining Report midwestadvocates.org

    Penokee Mining Report midwestadvocates.org

    The Penokee mining land has the potential to impact a large portion of the headwaters of the Bad River watershed. Fifty-six miles of perennial, and 15 miles of intermittent waterways flow through the mining land. Due to their high elevation and close proximity to Lake Superior, the Penokees average over 200 inches of snow a year. The quantity,

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  • Introduction to Mining in the Penokees The Water's Edge

    Introduction to Mining in the Penokees The Water's Edge

    Called “Penokee” by some and “Gogebic” by others, this scenic line of hills has a long and storied mining history. The first official record of iron in the area was included in an 1848 report by Dr. A. Randall on iron ore he found between Hurley, WI and Mellen, WI.

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  • Iron Mining An Issue of Environmental Justice Wisconsin

    Iron Mining An Issue of Environmental Justice Wisconsin

    Oct 19, 2011 It is in the recharge zone of the Penokee Aquifer, which many residents rely on for clean drinking water. Mining would transform the area from forested hills to an industrial strip, with heavy machinery, truck traffic, deep pits, and waste rock piles hundreds of feet …

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  • Gogebic Taconite LLC former mining project Wisconsin DNR

    Gogebic Taconite LLC former mining project Wisconsin DNR

    Mar 24, 2014 The Penokee/Gogebic Deposit generally refers to a 21-mile-long segment of the Gogebic Iron Range between the community of Upson and Mineral Lake in Wisconsin. The deposit contains 20-30% iron in the form of magnetite.

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