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  • Potential mining disaster on the Menominee River ...

    2019-9-18 · Michigan and Wisconsin could face devastating environmental damage if an open-pit mine near Lake Michigan releases toxic waste into the two states'' waterways, Al Gedicks reports in Urban Milwaukee. The planned "Back Forty" metallic sulfide mine, owned by Aquila Resources, a Canadian exploration company, would cover 123 acres next to the Menominee River on the …

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  • Torch Lake is a cautionary tale of what happens when ...

    2016-3-24 · Sam Eggleston. Of all the Areas of Concern in the Upper Peninsula, it is the Keweenaw''s Torch Lake that has suffered the most at the hands of industry and mining. The lake, on which the towns of Lake Linden and Hubbell are …

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  • noback40

    The Back Forty Mine project is a proposed open pit metallic sulfide mine located on the banks of the Menominee River in Lake Township, Michigan. Aquila Resources Inc. (TSX: AQA) ("Aquila"), a Canadian development stage company, is actively seeking the necessary approvals to mine and process gold, zinc, copper, silver and other minerals at the site.

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  • Science Desk: How Sulfide-Ore Copper Mines Pollute | …

    2015-5-8 · Have you ever wondered just how sulfide-ore copper mines pollute their surrounding environments? It''s a good question, because in order to understand the environmental impacts to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and …

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  • Keweenaw Peninsula

    1997-6-8 · 1997 Mining History Association Field Trip . Keweenaw Peninsula Copper Mines. Houghton, Michigan. June 8, 1997 (Reconstructed 2020) PHOTO GALLERY 1 of 4 . The dozens of mines of the Michigan Copper Country were located inland along the spine of the Keweenaw Peninsula which juts out into Lake Superior.

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  • Roll Over Accident in Torch Lake Township Sends Man to ...

    2021-11-12 · TORCH LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich – A vehicle rollover accident in Torch Lake Township sent one man to the hospital last night.. At around 9 pm, Houghton County deputies were dispatched to a rollover ...

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  • sulfide mining in michigan torch lake

    2020-3-18 · sulfide mining in michigan torch lake. Torch Lake Topo Map in Houghton County, Michigan. Historical Weather. Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is HOUGHTON CO AP (HANCOCK) which is ...

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  • Upper Peninsula mine railroads – HeritageRail Alliance

    2015-9-8 · The other surviving Calumet & Hecla engine is the only Mason bogie extant, 0-6-4T #3 "Torch Lake" (1873) now at Greenfield Village. Quincy Mine. The Keweenaw Peninsula is played-out copper mining country. The Quincy Mining …

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  • Torch Lake (Alden)

    2018-8-22 · Sep 2021. The lake is long and narrow, the blue Caribbean of the United States. Enjoyed looking at the residences and the scenery to end out tour in Alden. Written October 11, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC. JenniferW1110. Columbus, OH136 contributions.

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  • 1 2 3 4 5 ANALYTICAL REPORT 6

    2016-11-9 · Project/Site: Abandoned Mining Waste-Torch Lake Method Method Description Protocol Laboratory 8260B Volatile Organic Compounds (GC/MS) SW846 TAL CAN 6010B Metals (ICP) SW846 TAL CAN 7470A Mercury (CVAA) SW846 TAL CAN 9012A Cyanide, Total and/or Amenable SW846 TAL CAN 9034 Sulfide, Acid soluble and Insoluble (Titrimetric) …

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  • Torch Lake AOC | US EPA

    2021-10-4 · Torch Lake GLLA Focused Feasibility Study. On August 20, 2019, EPA signed a Great Lakes Legacy Act Project Agreement with Honeywell International, Inc. to perform a focused feasibility study at the Torch Lake AOC. This is the first GLLA project agreement signed at the Torch Lake AOC. The study will be performed in two areas of Torch Lake, the ...

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  • Mining in Wisconsin | Wisconsin Network for Peace and …

    2011-12-5 · Mining companies are also interested in sulfide deposits in Oneida County, along the Michigan border, and near Wausau. These projects recently suffered setbacks, but Wisconsin''s unique mining moratorium law, which has …

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  • Metals in Torch Lake 2016

    2019-2-16 · METALS IN TORCH LAKE — ARE THEY A CONCERN? Yes. The mining industry processed many tons of metal-rich ore and also left behind metal-rich materials that are potentially harmful to both humans and wildlife. Some of the lasting impacts include: • Copper, the most abundant metal around Torch Lake, can be toxic to humans, but is more harmful to ...

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  • Proposed Mine Faces Mounting Troubles » Urban Milwaukee

    2020-7-26 · The controversial proposed Back Forty open pit metallic sulfide mine on the Michigan-Wisconsin border has suffered major financial and permitting setbacks due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and ...

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  • MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES …

    2021-6-28 · Michigan College of Mining Lode Houghton Houghton February 17, 1921 - May 31, 1956 ... Torch Lake Times Houghton Lake Linden May 24, 1887 - February 21, 1893 Truth Houghton Lake Linden November 27, 1913 - July 28, 1917 (incomplete)

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  • Tribe from Michigan''s Upper Peninsula say mines violate …

    2012-5-7 · Tribe from Michigan''s Upper Peninsula say mines violate rights. The Kennecott Eagle Mine in September of 2011. A Central Upper Peninsula Indian tribe is asking the United Nations to help curb sulfide mining in the Upper Great Lakes. The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) recently sent the United Nations a document outlining how governments ...

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  • Eagle Mine Facts | Mining Action Group

    Eagle Mine Facts. The Eagle Mine, 30 miles north of Marquette, was the first sulfide mine to be permitted in Michigan. The orebody is located underneath the headwaters of the Salmon Trout River, Eagle Mine''s facility is adjacent to the Yellow Dog River watershed, and only 10 miles uphill from Lake Superior.

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  • Sediment Toxicity from Copper in the Torch Lake (MI) …

    1999-1-1 · Abstract. Torch Lake (MI) is a Federal Superfund Site and a Great Lakes Area of Concern. Torch Lake was impacted by over 200 million tons of copper rich mine tailings that were deposited in and along the shores of the lake. Twenty percent of the volume of the lake was displaced and the sediments have high concentrations of copper (1,000 mg/kg ...

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  • News | Mining Action Group | The Mining Action Group is …

    Sulfide mining has never been done — much less done safely — in our region. ... a contender for Bat Stupak''s congressional seat, calls for reduced regulation of mining and forestry in Michigan. ... Dr. Dan Benishek of Crystal Falls, Linda Goldthorpe of Curtis, Don Hooper of Iron River, Tom Stillings of Torch Lake, and Patrick Donlon of St ...

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  • GLIFWC

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  • GLIFWC

    2020-8-18 · Mining, particularly sulfide mining, presents certain unavoidable ecological risks. Take for example the case of Torch Lake, in Michigan''s upper peninsula, where copper was mined between the 1860''s and the 1960''s. Waste from the mining process was dumped into Torch Lake or onto its shoreline. Most of the lake''s western shore and twenty percent ...

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  • Keweenaw mining waste cleanup ''making great progress ...

    2020-10-22 · At Houghton County''s Torch Lake, once the site of multiple mining and ore processing operations, it''s estimated that at least 20 percent of 2,700-acre lake''s volume was eventually filled ...

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  • Wisconsin''s Standing Rock: The Back Forty Mine Project ...

    2017-4-16 · If sulfide wastes from the proposed mine pollute the Menominee River, the largest population of lake sturgeon in the Lake Michigan basin may lose their spawning grounds. The Menominee Indian Tribe has a huge stake in the …

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  • Institute on Lake Superior Geology: Proceedings ...

    Presented on this page are the proceedings of the annual meetings of the Institute on Lake Superior Geology, held since 1955 in rotating locations in Ontario, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The proceedings are made available with the support of the Lakehead University Department of Geology.

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  • Great Lakes Mining

    2020-8-19 · This immense lake, however, is facing a major threat of toxic pollution from numerous large-scale mining proposals. In addition to widespread mining and exploration in Ontario, Canada, major mines are being proposed or already …

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  • MI Environment

    2021-9-7 · Copper mining formed the backbone of the regional economy and society in the Keweenaw Peninsula in Michigan''s Upper Peninsula from the mid-1800s to the 1960s. Tailings, also known as stamp sands, were a byproduct of copper ore processing and typically disposed of in waterways, including Torch Lake.

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  • WHO IS DOING WHAT AT TORCH LAKE?

    2019-2-16 · from past mining activities within Torch Lake under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA), signed by the U.S. and Canada. B. Torch Lake Public Advisory Council (PAC) Authorized by and working with the MDEQ and the EPA, the Torch Lake PAC is a group of local citizens and experts involved in improving

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