• Mine Plans Pit Jobs Against Environment |

    Oct 07, 2011 · The Penokee Range runs from Michigan's Upper Peninsula through Wisconsin's Iron and Ashland counties, where the unemployment rate is about 10 percent, more than 2 percentage points higher than the state rate. Gogebic Taconite officials claim they offer an economic bonanza.

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  • Gogebic Taconite mine | boswell's blog

    The Penokee Range is a 25mile long escarpment rising 1,200 feet above Lake Superior. In these rather remote hills lie the headwaters of the Bad River. They are also home to a hundred miles or more of Wisconsin's finest trout streams, hardwood forests, pristine lakes, spectacular canyons and waterfalls, and an amazing array of unspoiled wetlands.

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  • Taconite

    Taconite is an ironbearing, highsilica, flintlike is a Precambrian sedimentary rock referred to as a banded iron formation due to the typical alternating ironrich layers and shale or chert layers. The very finely dispersed iron content, present as magnetite, is generally 25 to 30%.In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, iron ore was of such high quality that taconite .

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  • Daily Globe Newspaper Archives, Jun 14, 1960, p. 3

    Daily Globe (Newspaper) June 14, 1960, Ironwood, Michigan The world of women six tuesday june 14, 1960. Miss Nancy Isdebski pledges vows with Delbert Jacobson Bessemer marriage vows were pledged saturday at the Sharon lutheran Church by miss Nancy Jean Isdebski.

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  • BNSF Allouez Taconite Sorting Facility

    (Assuming they actually left the ship during the quick berthing and loading, for example, or none taxied over by boat from Duluth before departing.) "About 0830 (all times are Eastern Standard based on the 24hour clock) on November 9, 1975, the SS EDMUND FITZGERALD began loading 26,116 long tons of taconite pellets at Burlington Northern ...

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  • Asian Wisconzine/December 2011/ Corrigan's Lookout Scar on ...

    The entire Penokee Range is lined with iron ore deposits but with the abundance of cheap steel from abroad an entire industry eventually faded with reverberations into shipping on the Great Lakes and to the steel mills along its various shores which have left toxic, derelict cities a shell of devastation. Just drive

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  • Wisconsin's big jobs project blocked by tribe

    Feb 12, 2013 · Now, though, mining company Gogebic Taconite is considering a new mine in the Penokee Hills, which stretch from the northern Wisconsin woods to Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Plans call for blasting away 4 1/2 miles of ridge line to create a massive pit mine. The company hopes to ship ore to take advantage of rising domestic prices.

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  • Dropoff on Duluth docks

    DULUTH, Minn. This Great Lakes shipping season has been one of the slowest that David Torgersen can remember in 33 years of work at Duluth's ore docks. In midMay, the producer, a major DMIR customer, ran out of orders for the taconite it processes and shut down. On Monday, however, that plant, under new management, sprang back into action.

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  • Interesting boats: Taconite

    Aug 13, 2020 · Taconite's impressive leisure and entertainment facilities make her the ideal charter yacht for socializing and entertaining with family and friends. With a cruising speed of 11 knots, a maximum speed of 12 knots and a range of 1,320nm from her 15,897 litre fuel tanks, she is the perfect combination of performance and luxury.

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  • Mining Statistics

    Taconite Property Tax Relief Fund Balance. Minnesota Taconite Production Summary () World Direct Reduced Iron Production. 2020 Taconite Property Tax Relief Fund Distribution. Iron Ore Production Comparison (World, and MN) Minnesota Taxes Levied on MiningRelated Activity () Employment and Mine Value by Mine.

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  • GTAC To Hire Private Guards During Exploration Phase ...

    Jun 12, 2013 · After an alleged property theft, Gogebic Taconite says it will hire private security while doing exploratory drilling in the Penokee Range. Iron County Sheriff Tony Furyk says a protester stole a camera and a personal cell phone of a GTAC employee on the drill site Tuesday. GTAC spokesman Bob Seitz says the incident caught them offguard.

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  • TACONITE Yacht

    Taconite is built with a wood hull and wood superstructure, with teak decks. Taconite comfortably cruises at 11 knots, reaches a maximum speed of 12 knots with a range of up to 1,320 nautical miles from her 15,897 litre fuel tanks at 11 knots. Photo Gallery Specifiions. Length. / .

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  • Gogebic Taconite says Wisconsin mine isn't feasible; cites ...

    Gogebic Taconite president Bill Williams explores an outcropping of magnetite in September near the site in the Penokee Range where the company proposed an iron mine.

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  • Gogebic Taconite LLC – United In Defense of The Water

    On July 24, 2014, the Bad River Watershed Association hosted a screening of 371 Production's Wisconsin's Mining Standoff at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. The film is running on Al Jazeera America, and tells the story of Gogebic Taconite's invasion of the Penokee Hills with the intention of installing a 22mile openpit mountaintop removal iron ore mine at the center of the .

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  • Is there really such a thing as "environmentally sound ...

    Jan 18, 2013 · It is certain that the bill once again being considered in our legislature will allow for extreme degradation of our pristine northwoods air and water. More specifically, it is scientifically impossible to mine the iron ore sequestered in the Penokee Range. No amount of semantic games can belie the fact that the overburden is laden with sulfides.

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