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Presence of Acid-Producing Rocks at Proposed Penokee Mine Site Confirmed

July 5, 2013  By Joseph Skulan A potential major environmental hazard of the iron mine Gogebic Taconite (GTac) claims it intends to open in the Penokee Hills is acidic runoff caused by the oxidation of sulfide minerals in rocks disturbed by mining operations. Sulfide minerals in the form of pyrite (ferrous sulfide) are known to […]

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GTac Circulates Deceptive Illustration of Proposed Iron Mine

February 10, 2013  by Joseph Skulan A disturbing feature about the plans for an iron mine in the Penokee Hills near the shore of Lake Superior is that so little information about these plans has been made public. To date, Gogebic Taconite (GTac), the company that claims it intends to build the mine, has refused […]

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