Larry Lynch http://wxpr.org en New Drill Hole Requests At Proposed Penokee Mine Site http://wxpr.org/post/new-drill-hole-requests-proposed-penokee-mine-site <p></p><p>Gogebic Taconite has filed a request with the state to renew two exploratory drilling permits for the Penokee Hills mine site.</p><p><br />DNR hydrologist Larry Lynch says the company has filed paperwork to renew their exploration licenses....<br /><br /><em>"....one of the renewal applications included provisions to drill six more exploration bore holes on the site. We also received a revised stormwater permit application and that application is to cover road improvement on the site....."</em></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:18:40 +0000 Ken Krall 20917 at http://wxpr.org New Drill Hole Requests At Proposed Penokee Mine Site Gogebic Taconite Plans More Drilling, Data Collection in Penokees http://wxpr.org/post/gogebic-taconite-plans-more-drilling-data-collection-penokees <p>Gogebic Taconite has indicated it plans to drill more holes in the Penokee Range this summer, though the DNR says the company hasn’t yet applied for the needed permission.</p><p>DNR hydrologist and mining project lead Larry Lynch says the DNR must first grant a license for any exploratory drilling.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“So in order to get that they have to give us the locations of the holes, what their target depths might be, how they intend to maintain the site, handle stormwater…basically give us a good description of what they intend to do.”&nbsp;</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 21:33:34 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 19035 at http://wxpr.org Gogebic Taconite Plans More Drilling, Data Collection in Penokees DNR Outlines Permit Requirements for GTac Mine http://wxpr.org/post/dnr-outlines-permit-requirements-gtac-mine <p>The Wisconsin DNR has responded to Gogebic Taconite’s initial plan for an iron mine in the Penokee Range.&nbsp;</p><p>The company filed its pre-application notification last June…which consisted of preliminary plans and a stated intent to file a mining permit.</p><p>The DNR <a href="http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Mines/documents/gogebic/PreappNotificationInfoLetter20140310.pdf" target="_blank">has responded with a list</a> of required permits and environmental data that the company will need to prepare.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:22:33 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 15461 at http://wxpr.org GTac Applies for More Exploratory Drilling http://wxpr.org/post/gtac-applies-more-exploratory-drilling <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gogebic Taconite wants to drill more exploratory holes in the </span>Penokee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hills this winter. &nbsp;T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he mining company has applied for a permit to drill an additional 15 holes.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 21:56:42 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 12743 at http://wxpr.org GTac Applies for More Exploratory Drilling Penokee Asbestos Worries Grow http://wxpr.org/post/penokee-asbestos-worries-grow <p>Asbestos found in rock near a proposed iron mine is raising questions about mine safety, especially for workers. &nbsp;</p><p>A&nbsp;Northland College professor says he found a mineral called grunerite&nbsp;sandwiched between layers of iron ore.&nbsp;</p><p>Geoscience Professor Tom Fitz says grunerite does not always take the form of the long slender fibers that characterize asbestos.&nbsp; But he says in this case, it does.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 17:38:14 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 9028 at http://wxpr.org Penokee Asbestos Worries Grow Thursday: DNR to Hear Comments on Penokee Mine http://wxpr.org/post/thursday-dnr-hear-comments-penokee-mine <p>The public has its first chance to share opinions with the Department of Natural Resources on the Gogebic Taconite mine proposal.&nbsp; The DNR is holding a hearing Thursday at Hurley High School, from 10 am until 8 pm. &nbsp;DNR Hydrologist Larry Lynch says DNR officials are hoping for feeback on the specifics of GTac’s plan for bulk sampling and testing of the proposed mine site in Iron and Ashland Counties.&nbsp; The public can also comment on the preapplication for mining filed by GTac - the first step in the permitting process.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:10:33 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 6534 at http://wxpr.org