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
The legislation will create a streamlined, less protective ferrous (iron) mining regulatory program for what will be the largest open pit iron mine
Two years after Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a controversial Iron Mining Law designed to speed up permitting for a giant open pit
Open pit iron mining has a larger and more destructive impact on the their concerns that the Wisconsin State Legislature failed to engage the
Iron Ridge Mines, Iron Ridge District (Neda Iron District), Dodge Co., Wisconsin, USA : The Iron Ridge Mines are located along the Niagria Escarpment within
“The Iron County Board has always stated that they want a mine if it can be . Steven Verburg is a reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal
WISCONSIN has been an environmental leader since 1910, when the be the world's largest open-pit iron ore mine, Wisconsin's admirable
Neda Mine, an abandoned iron mine located near the Village of Neda, Dodge The property was acquired by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1976;
Jackson County Iron Mine (Black River Falls Mine; Ron Mound; Seven Mile Mound Mine), Jackson Co., Wisconsin, USA : A large open pit iron mine that was
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
Across a 22-mile-long stretch of Northern Wisconsin, lies more than 2 billion tons of iron ore-- a key material in the production of American
Jim and Maria Minikel, pictured here in 2013, retired to the Wisconsin Northwoods. Their home and 160 acres on Caroline Lake would abut the
No more prevalent is the mining culture and history than it is in northern Wisconsin, especially surrounding one of the best and most defined iron deposits in
The planned area of the Wisconsin mine is located directly over the of pursuing a permit to mine the Upson site (in Iron County) but cannot
In late 2011, Bill Williams stood on a ridge in the Penokee Hills, overlooking his company's proposed site for a $1.5 billion iron ore mine.
In 2013, Wisconsin state legislators passed a law that exempted the iron mining industry from environmental protections and greatly reduced people's ability to
The Penokee – Gogebic Range extends 25 miles in far northern Wisconsin, through Iron and Ashland counties. The range consists of two steep, parallel ridges
Iron ore is Michigan's most valuable non-fuel, mined commodity. the world's largest iron deposit was in the making in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
The iron mining law, sponsored by Tiffany, does distinguish between iron mining and nonferrous mining, noting iron mining doesn't require the
So during the 1850s, Lake Superior's iron and copper mines began to seem ever more appealing. Writing in 1855, James Gregory declared, "Iron ore of
We traveled to northern Wisconsin to check in on the bitter environmental, economic, and political battle raging over a proposed iron mine.
Iron ore is present in a number of places and geologic settings within Wisconsin. Iron ore can be defined on the basis of its iron content into low-grade ore
Williams said Gogebic officials were satisfied with Wisconsin's regulatory times," said Meyer, a major critic of Wisconsin's iron mining law.
Wisconsin Mining Standoff Poster - image. On March 11, 2013, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed legislation that rewrote the state's iron mining laws,
Mining in Wisconsin - state and local government documents : Metallic mining (including iron and frac sand mining; the last major revision to Wisconsin mining
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
Iron mining in the United States produced 42.5 million metric tons of iron ore in 2015, worth banded iron formation deposits around Lake Superior, in Minnesota and Michigan; such deposits were also formerly mined in Wisconsin. For the
The measure was custom-made for Gogebic Taconite, a Florida based company that wanted to build a huge iron mine in northern Wisconsin.