Gogebic Taconite

3:21 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Governor and Tribal Leader Condemn Violence at Proposed Mine Site

Still image from You Tube video

Governor Walker wants people who disrupt mine testing in northern Wisconsin, "prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

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Economy & Business
4:38 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Gogebic Pulls Armed Guards

Gogebic Taconite is doing some exploratory drilling in the Penokee Hills.

A mining company says it has temporarily withdrawn its armed guards from an exploratory drilling site in northwestern Wisconsin.

Gogebic Taconite spokesman Bob Seitz tells the Wisconsin State Journal the guards from Bulletproof Securities were pulled out Wednesday because the contractor failed to obtain proper licensing from the state.

He says the company has two or three other options and will rely on them until state approval is received. 

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5:15 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Men with High-Powered Rifles are Guarding Site of Proposed Iron Mine

People visiting the site of the proposed mine first noticed the heavily armed security guards over the weekend
Credit Rob Ganson

Update: On Wednesday, Gogebic Taconite temporarily pulled its armed guards from the exploratory drilling site in northwestern Wisconsin.

Heavily-armed security guards have been patrolling the site of a potential iron mine in northern Wisconsin.

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3:44 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

DNR Seeks More Information on Potential Iron Mine

Company must provide more specifics about mining plan in northern Wisconsin

The Wisconsin DNR wants more details from Gogebic Taconite, the company interesting in mining iron ore south of Lake Superior.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Counties Try to Put Restrictions on Proposed Iron Mine

Gogebic Taconite wants to excavate this land in northern Wisconsin, developing a huge iron ore mine
Credit Pete Rasmussen

Iron and Ashland counties are attempting to exert some control over the huge mine planned for northern Wisconsin.

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Politics & Government
12:34 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Mining: Gogebic Taconite Submits Tentative Plans to DNR

Company would test deposits from 5 half-acre sites
Credit Pete Rasmussen

Gogebic Taconite wants to excavate five sites in northern Wisconsin, in order to assess the quality and quantity of the area's buried iron ore. The company estimates removing, at most, 10,000 tons of material from each half-acre location.

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8:37 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Gogebic Taconite Gets Exploratory Permit

The DNR has granted an exploratory permit to Gogebic Taconite, the company that wants to open a giant iron mine in northern Wisconsin.

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12:31 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Mining Company Scales Back Plan to Dig Test Holes

Mining company wants to drill 8 holes in the Penokee Hills to learn more about its rock and water table

The DNR must have raised questions about five locations where Gogebic Taconite wanted to dig test holes in northern Wisconsin. State inspectors visited the sites this week, after the company submitted an application to do the work.  Now G-Tac has submitted a new application with the State of Wisconsin, asking for DNR approval to dig eight holes instead of 13.

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5:23 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Opposition to Open Pit Mine Focuses on Civil Disobedience

Many have protested the proposed iron ore mine

Debate over a proposed iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin seems to have died down a bit. Yet, players on both sides are positioning themselves. Within the last few weeks, the company Gogebic Taconite applied for an exploratory license, while an anti-mining group opened an office in Ashland to monitor developments. As WUWM’s LaToya Dennis reports, that’s not where things end – at least for mine opponents.They’ll stage a workshop in northern Wisconsin this weekend,on civil disobedience.

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