Gtac submits exploratory drilling application to Wis. DNR

By KBJR News 1

Gtac submits exploratory drilling application to Wis. DNR

January 3, 2014 Updated Jan 3, 2014 at 11:12 PM CDT

Madison, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has received an exploration license application from Gogebic Taconite for their proposed project in the Penokee Hills.

The company is proposing to drill fifteen exploratory drill holes at the site.

Gogebic Taconite had applied for and received an exploration license in the spring of 2013, and drilled eight exploration drill holes last summer.

According to Ann Coakley, DNR Waste and Materials Management Program director, the agency will review and make a decision regarding the application within 10 business days, as required under the state’s iron mining law.

The application is available for viewing on DNR’s web page about the project.

The Penokee deposit is generally defined as the 21-mile western end of the 60-mile long Gogebic Iron Range, which stretches east to west from Lake Gogebic, Michigan, to Mineral Lake, Wisconsin.

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