The Geology of the Penokees: | boswell's blog

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's Mining Standoff

THE PENOKEE HILLS AND WISCONSIN LAW. Wisconsin's strong mining laws are in danger because of the state's new administration, infamous for anti-union legislation and austerity measures inciting historic unrest in Madison and throughout the state last year.

Penokee Mining: Points to Ponder from Nick Vander Puy ...

Other Penokee Iron Range Trail Attractions: Wisconsin Travel Information Center features State historical marker, displays and photos interpret the history of iron mining on the Penokee Range. A unique outdoor sun dial depicts the dawning and decline of iron mining. Cores of solid rock taken from a mine shaft surround the sun dial.

Mining in the Ceded Territories

Three of five miners were rescued after being trapped for 24 hours by a cave-in at the Penokee Iron Ore Mine near Ironwood, Michigan. The rescued miners were Victor Cox, Christopher Hocking, and Mack Krecker. The body of Jerome Olkonen was later found by rescuers, lying beside his machine.

Penokee Hills Taconite Mining Information

Dec 12, 2013· A brief Emotionary* by ecologists of the Penokee Hills, brought to you by SunRIdge Moving Pictures and Strange Productions. The choice to mine …

Great Lakes Mining

Mining company Gogebic Taconite might no longer be pursuing plans to build a $1.5 billion iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin, but work is still being done at the proposed site. Work Continues To Close Penokee Hills Mining Site | Wisconsin Public Radio

Proposed Penokee Hills Mine | Diocese of Superior ...

Some Questions for Mining the Penokees. by Nick Vander Puy ... Every decade or so, someone threatens to re-open iron ore mining in the Penokee Mountains near Mellen, Wisconsin. This project would drain north towards the Bad River Ojibway reserve and Lake Superior. Iron ore prices have jumped 22% this past year.

Mining Company Puts Penokee Hills Work On Hold | Wisconsin ...

The Penokee Group is in Ironwood, Michigan. Historically the site has been associated with the Michigan Gogebic Iron Mining District which is now part of the Ottawa National Forest. The site was first discovered in 1884. The Penokee Group was closed at the …

Mining in the Penokee Hills | Midwest Environmental Advocates

Penokee Range Area of Potential Mining Map. The upper Bad River watershed and the iron deposit within the Penokee (Gogebic) Range. Primary streams near the iron deposit and the major property owners in the area are identified. Iron Mining in the Lake Superior Basin.

Political Matters: Mining in the Penokee Hills | The ...

Mining in the Penokee Hills. I' ve devoted several recent "Political Matters" columns to the environmental threat posed by. sulfide mining in northeastern Minnesota, the proposed PolyMet mine. ...

Introduction To Mining In The Penokees

Meanwhile, U.S. Geological Survey researchers are studying core samples taken from the proposed mine site, trying to determine the mineral makeup of the iron ore deposit in the Penokee Range.

Penokee Hills Education Project, 616 Main St W, Ashland ...

Protecting the Penokee Hills and Bad River Watershed of Northern Wisconsin In Northern Wisconsin, GTAC intends to dig the world's largest open-pit taconite mine—4.5 miles long, 1000 feet wide, and 900 feet deep for phase one—at the top of the Bad River watershed, which flows through the Bad River reservation and into Lake Superior.

The Science of Mining the Penokee Range By Rep. Brett Hulsey

At the center of Wisconsin's debate was a proposal for an open-pit iron mine in the Penokee Hills by a Florida-based subsidiary of the Cline Corporation, Gogebic Taconite (GTAC). The process of the iron mining deregulation law truly subverted democracy and marginalized the involvement of both Tribal and non-Tribal Wisconsin citizens.

Mining attempts a controversial comeback in Wisconsin ...

Introduction to mining in the penokees the waters edge.Introduction to mining in the penokees.If mining companies have their way, northern wisconsin may see a massive, twenty-one mile long open pit iron mine developed within the next ten years.The minerals in question are situated in the penokee-gogebic iron range, which runs southwest from.

Iron mining in the Penokee Hills, USA | EJAtlas

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.

not been able to find a single example where they have ...

Aug 12, 2013· It all began when a company called Gogebic Taconite, or G-Tac, got permission to test the soil in northern Wisconsin's Penokee Hills area for minerals, including iron ore.

Gogebic Taconite mining project

Penokee-Gogebic Range. The reason why the Penokee-Gogebic Range is so attractive to potential mining companies is because it has a geological composition and history that is one of …

SSFP: Penokee Mine

Oct 10, 2011· Decades of digging at Minnesota's Hull Rust Mine apparent from the rim of the pit near Hibbing, 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.

Work Continues To Close Penokee Hills Mining Site ...

Mining company Gogebic Taconite might no longer be pursuing plans to build a $1.5 billion iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin, but work is still being done at the proposed site. Work Continues To Close Penokee Hills Mining Site | Wisconsin Public Radio

Taconite Mining in the Penokee Hills

the science of mining in the Penokee Range. • We don't have access to core samples from the proposed mine site itself, so we do not know enough about the chemistry of the rocks in the proposed mine site to make an informed decision about the mine proposal or weakening our mining laws.

Proposed Penokee Hills Mine | Diocese of Superior ...

Dec 12, 2013· A brief Emotionary* by ecologists of the Penokee Hills, brought to you by SunRIdge Moving Pictures and Strange Productions. The choice to mine will have real consequences. We look at the future ...

Michigan

The Penokee Hills Education Project is an education and outreach project of the Mining Impact Coalition and is focused on issues related to the proposed development of iron mining in northern Wisconsin.

A Taconite Story: Mining in Northern Wisconsin

A Taconite Story: Mining in Northern Wisconsin By JJ Roske Faculty Advisors: Jean Lavigne & Troy Knight Introduction In the Great Lakes area, the mining of metallic ores helped to shape the economy and culture of the Midwest. Today, within the Penokee Hills of northern Wisconsin there is …

Mining in Wisconsin: 'Everybody wants a decent living ...

Jul 05, 2014· June 5th-6th, 2014- A forum held in the Campanile Center for the Arts in Minocqua, WI hosted six panelists with specialities pertaining to the issue of mining in the Penokee …

Penokee Iron Ore Mine Cave

Other Penokee Iron Range Trail Attractions: Wisconsin Travel Information Center features State historical marker, displays and photos interpret the history of iron mining on the Penokee Range. A unique outdoor sun dial depicts the dawning and decline of iron mining. Cores of solid rock taken from a mine shaft surround the sun dial.

Into the Future of the Penokee Hills

Fitz said more research is needed to determine what affect mining in the Penokee Hills could have on public health. In two weeks, about 20 samples from across the Penokees will be analyzed at the ...