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12 Things You Should Know about Frac Sand Mining in Wisconsin
 
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Our stories are long, so we get you up to speed with this video. It lives here on our frac sand project page: http://wisconsinwatch.org/series/frac-sand/ Or you can see the animated GIF version, annotated with comments from opposing camps on the issues: http://wisconsinwatch.org/2015/04/12-sandy-gifs-an-animated-guide-to-wisconsins-frac-sand-rush/
Views: 4569 WisWatch Videos
Return to the Abandoned Wisconsin Mine
 
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The Wisconsin Mine is a small area encompassing a couple small ridges and ravines that have many tunnels of varying lengths. This particular tunnel turned out to be a great find -- it featured nearly all of the classic abandoned mine elements such as stopes, winzes, vertical shafts, timbered portal, and winding tunnels. One interesting thing we found inside this mine was an old shoe.
Northern Wisconsin Copper Mining
 
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Came across a copper mine shaft while atving, went back with the metal detectors and rock picks, pulled some cool pieces out of the wall!
Views: 1665 Rick Bottolfson
Wisconsin's mining standoff | Fault Lines
 
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Environmentalists align with local tribes to stop the development of an open-pit taconite mine in the Penokee Mountains. A proposal to dig what could be one of North America's largest open pit iron mines in northern Wisconsin pits corporate interests against a coalition of tribes and local residents. This mine is totally different than the underground mines. This mine totally destroys the area. A resident On March 11, 2013, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed legislation that rewrote the state's iron mining laws, paving the way for Gogebic Taconite (GTAC) to dig a $1.5bn open-pit mine in the pristine woods of the Penokee mountain range. The mine, which could eventually reach 35km (22 miles) in length, provoked an immediate standoff. On one side is GTAC and its supporters anxious for jobs in an area with unemployment double the national average. On the other stand the tribes, residents, and political leaders intent on preserving the land and protecting the water from contamination. Fault Lines follows the unfolding battle on the ground and traces the way money and power have influenced the laws that will determine whether and how this mine gets built.
Views: 4520 Al Jazeera English
Frac Sand Mining & Trains in Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley
 
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GET IT HERE: http://www.pletsexpress.com/fnimall/Plets/099FSMT/vid_trains.phtml Featuring... Superior Silica Sands • Wisconsin Northern • Union Pacific A look at the busy frac sand railroads and sand mining operations in Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley. The Wisconsin Northern Railroad serves five frac sand mines and processing plants that are located along their 37.5 miles of mainline track. Each day the WNR sets out empties, works the plants and delivers their long trains of sand hoppers to the Norma Yard in Chippewa Falls where this traffic is interchanged with the Union Pacific. The UP is shown transporting these sand trains along their 18 mile route to the Altoona Yard near Eau Claire. Plus a fascinating visit to Superior Silica Sands at New Auburn, Wisconsin for a tour of their open pit sand mine, wet plant and dry plant. This segment includes: excavating raw sand in the pit, mine haul trucks to the impactor, the wet plant for washing and stockpiling the clean sand and dump truck loading for transport to the dry plant. This processing facility includes the drying and screening of the various product sizes. Also a look at Superior Silica Sands rail yard with great switching action and sand car loading. Frac Sand is used by the oil and natural gas industry in the drilling and hydrofracking of their deep horizontal wells. Program footage era 2011-2013. Running Time: 102 Minutes Beautiful Color with Live Audio • Narration On/Off Options Two Format Options Available: DVD Widescreen & Blu-ray Widescreen GET IT HERE! http://www.pletsexpress.com/fnimall/Plets/099FSMT/vid_trains.phtml
Views: 17206 Plets Express
Wisconsin debates fracking as sand mining for drilling booms
 
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In Wisconsin, residents are having an emotional debate over fracking. The state is rich in a special kind of sand used in that controversial gas drilling technique, and mining companies are lining up to get to it. That means jobs, and lots of them. But some residents fear the sand mining boom is ruining their farmland -- not to mention their health. Dean Reynolds reports.
Views: 4110 CBS Evening News
Why Is Wisconsin Called the Badger State?
 
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The early 19th-century discovery of lead in Wisconsin attracted miners from Cornwall. The peculiar, makeshift dwellings they slept in gave the state its nickname. From: AERIAL AMERICA: Wisconsin http://bit.ly/1ys7XCr
Views: 15558 Smithsonian Channel
Copper mining in Northern wisconsin
 
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Hard rock copper mining northern wisconsin ,,some wash out from the flash floods
Views: 147 john sabatka
Wisconsin Mining Company Hires Armed Guards - The Ring Of Fire
 
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Ring of Fire hosts Mike Papantonio and Sam Seder discuss the story of a northern Wisconsin mining company that recently used masked guards brandishing assault rifles to guard their mines from activists. Watch Ring of Fire every Sunday at 12pm Eastern/9am Pacific on Free Speech TV! Follow more of our stories at http://www.RingofFireRadio.com Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557
Views: 3872 The Ring of Fire
Fracking Facts: Benefits of Frac Sand Mining
 
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Heartland research fellow Isaac Orr is back for the 7th video installment in the Fracking Facts series, this time from an industrial sand mine in Wisconsin. Sand mines are a necessary component in the hydraulic fracturing (i.e., fracking) process. In states like Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota, the sand mining industry has created thousands of new jobs for hard-working Americans and generated additional income for landowners who have this particular sand on their property. Far from being a health or environmental risk, sand mining is a century-old industry that is used in the production of glass, toothpaste, livestock bedding, and natural gas. Watch the video and learn more about the benefits of frac sand mining! Follow Isaac on Twitter! @TheFrackingGuy To learn more about hydraulic fracturing and its impact on the economy and environment, read our policy studies at https://www.heartland.org/ideas/hydraulic-fracturing.
Throwback Thursday: Frac Sand Mining in Wisconsin
 
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Wisconsin Public Radio recently reported that the reclamation of a Chippewa County frac sand mine was successfully transformed into a wild prairie over the course of three years. WisconsinEye has past coverage of frac sand mining in Wisconsin that discusses the economic, environmental and social impacts. Watch a 2012 Newsmakers on frac sand mining in Wisconsin: https://bit.ly/2Jw9VrO Watch a 2013 WCA Educational Seminar on frac sand mining with the local government perspective: https://bit.ly/2No10Ll
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7 PM | Frac Sand Mining in Wisconsin
 
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The hills of western Wisconsin supply 75 percent of the country’s frac sand market. Join the Wisconsin Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology for a conversation on how frac sand mining impacts our ecological and agricultural landscapes here in Wisconsin.
Views: 164 WisconsinEye
Gold Prospecting Basics, Wisconsin Gold
 
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most of the basics you need to know are in this video, remember to respect your land owners! Come visit us, we are a free club, located in MN, and WI Visit us as www.facebook.com/groups/MNGold/
Views: 20907 Rick Bottolfson
Sand Mine
 
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Fly over of a sand mine, with captions to help understand what goes on in the processing of sand.
Views: 15868 Jason Pendergast
Wisconsin mining bill latest
 
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Mining in Wisconsin
 
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"Mining in Wisconsin" Panel at Monroe County's "Exploring Regional Economic Opportunities" conference on February 23, 2012 at Three Bears Lodge in Warrens, WI. Panelists: Bruce Brown, Wisconsin Geological Survey Thomas Woletz, Wisconsin DNR Lee Turonie, Wisconsin Towns Association Karl Green, La Crosse County UW-Extension Moderated by Sharon Folcey, Monroe County Economic Development, Commerce and Tourism Committee
Views: 1111 Will Cronin
A look at mining history, economy of NW Wisconsin
 
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A proposed iron mine in northwestern Wisconsin could have a major impact on the area's economy, but what's good for the economy may not be so good for the environment.
Views: 546 WLUK-TV FOX 11
Mining Issue for Northern Wisconsin, Part One
 
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Nancy Langston, professor in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology and the Gaylord Nelson Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, talks on the proposed Gogebic Taconite iron ore mine for the Penokee Range in Iron and Ashland counties, Wisconsin. She was speaking at the Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Conference at Northwood School, Washburn County, Friday, June 24, 2011.
Views: 422 spooneradvocate
Woman Describes Life "Trapped" in Frac Sand Mining District
 
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FULL verbatim interview @ http://www.WIvoices.org Small business owner, Brenda Tabor-Adams, lives with her husband and 2-year-old son in a silica frac sand mining district between New Auburn and Chetek, WI. They are surrounded by mines. Two separate facilities are within a third of a mile and three more are within one mile of her once-quiet, rural property. In addition, several more mines are proposed or already operating nearby. Brenda's clients now compete with 1,000 sand trucks per day, or 20 trucks every 15 minutes, in order to get their horse trailers in and out of her property. With trucks running for 12 hours/day, 6 days/week, her life has been turned upside down. Dismissed as "collateral damage" by local officials, she fears for the environmental impact, the health of her family and neighbors and the sustainability of her small business. Tabor-Adams also details troubling issues that regular people face when dealing with multimillion dollar mining companies, including lawyers threatening lawsuits, town and county boards "stacked" with pro-sand officials, and the understaffing and underfunding of the Department of Natural Resources tasked to protect the land and the people. Brenda says, "Our government has failed us miserably..."
Views: 11112 WIVoicesTV
Illinois Adventure #1603 "Vinegar Hill Lead Mine"
 
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This underground lead mine is typical of the primitive mines of the era. It was originally mined by an Irishman in 1822 and handed down from generation to generation. The museum features a variety of lead and ore samples and mining tools.
Views: 5007 WTVP
Mining industry set for comeback in Wisconsin
 
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Mining industry set for comeback in Wisconsin
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ENPH 210 Project - Silica Sand Mining in Wisconsin
 
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Group project PSA announcement.
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Throwback Thursday: Mining Projects Near Wisconsin
 
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Wisconsin Public Radio recently reported that Aquila Resources, a Canadian mining company, plans to mine gold, zinc and other metals near the Michigan-Wisconsin border. The company was issued the final wetlands permit to proceed with the Back Forty Mine which will be an open pit mine near the banks of the Menominee River in Stephenson, Michigan. WisconsinEye has past coverage that discusses Michigan's policies with mining and a news conference from the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin and others opposing the Back Forty Mine project. Watch the 2013 Mining Law Symposium: https://bit.ly/2kWg4Ud Watch the 2017 News Conference in opposition to the Wisconsin Sulfide Mining Bill: https://bit.ly/2xOdFV2
Views: 5 WisconsinEye
How Lead is Mined & Refined: A Story Of Lead 1948 US Bureau of Mines; Lead Metal Mining & Refining
 
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more at http://scitech.quickfound.net/geology_news_and_links.html "Portrays mining operations in the lead belt of southeast Missouri--the crushing of ore, smelting, refining and other steps in the production of pig lead." Public domain film from the US National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead Lead has been commonly used for thousands of years because it is widespread, easy to extract and easy to work with. It is highly malleable as well as easy to smelt. Metallic lead beads dating back to 6400 BCE have been found in Çatalhöyük in modern-day Turkey. In the early Bronze Age, lead was used with antimony and arsenic. The largest preindustrial producer of lead was the Roman economy, with an estimated annual output of 80,000 tonnes, which was typically won as a by-product of extensive silver smelting. Roman mining activities occurred in Central Europe, Roman Britain, the Balkans, Greece, Asia Minor and Hispania which alone accounted for 40% of world production. Roman lead pipes often bore the insignia of Roman emperors (see Roman lead pipe inscriptions). Lead plumbing in the Latin West may have been continued beyond the age of Theoderic the Great into the medieval period. Many Roman "pigs" (ingots) of lead figure in Derbyshire lead mining history and in the history of the industry in other English centers. The Romans also used lead in molten form to secure iron pins that held together large limestone blocks in certain monumental buildings. In alchemy, lead was thought to be the oldest metal and was associated with the planet Saturn. Alchemists accordingly used Saturn's symbol (the scythe, ♄) to refer to lead. Up to the 17th century, tin was often not distinguished from lead: lead was called plumbum nigrum (literally, "black lead"), while tin was called plumbum candidum (literally, "bright lead")... Most ores contain less than 10% lead, and ores containing as little as 3% lead can be economically exploited. Ores are crushed and concentrated by froth flotation typically to 70% or more. Sulfide ores are roasted, producing primarily lead oxide and a mixture of sulfates and silicates of lead and other metals contained in the ore. Lead oxide from the roasting process is reduced in a coke-fired blast furnace to the metal. Additional layers separate in the process and float to the top of the metallic lead. These are slag (silicates containing 1.5% lead), matte (sulfides containing 15% lead), and speiss (arsenides of iron and copper). These wastes contain concentrations of copper, zinc, cadmium, and bismuth that can be recovered economically, as can their content of unreduced lead. Metallic lead that results from the roasting and blast furnace processes still contains significant contaminants of arsenic, antimony, bismuth, zinc, copper, silver, and gold. The melt is treated in a reverberatory furnace with air, steam, and sulfur, which oxidizes the contaminants except silver, gold, and bismuth. The oxidized contaminants are removed by drossing, where they float to the top and are skimmed off. Since lead ores contain significant concentrations of silver, the smelted metal also is commonly contaminated with silver. Metallic silver as well as gold is removed and recovered economically by means of the Parkes process. Desilvered lead is freed of bismuth according to the Betterton-Kroll process by treating it with metallic calcium and magnesium, which forms a bismuth dross that can be skimmed off. Very pure lead can be obtained by processing smelted lead electrolytically by means of the Betts process. The process uses anodes of impure lead and cathodes of pure lead in an electrolyte of silica fluoride...
Views: 13249 Jeff Quitney
Wisconsin's Driftless Area
 
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The area in Southwest Wisconsin is one of the unique wonders in America's heartland. It escaped the glaciers of the last ice age and has spent 1.6 million years shaping itself into one of America's great regions. I spent a day roading through it. Music by https://soundcloud.com/thewaltonhoax https://soundcloud.com/hughdoolan SOCIAL Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/justgobrandon Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/justgobrandon Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/justgobrandon
Views: 4628 JustGoBrandon
PROOF Open Pit Mining Co. GTAC Wrote Their Own Regulatory Laws in WI
 
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Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald admits that GTAC wrote the contentious Wisconsin mining de-regulation law that is helping to fast track the approval of the WORLDS LARGEST OPEN PIT IRON MINE.
Views: 621 SSWIDTMS
Mining Issue for Northern Wisconsin, Part Six
 
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Nancy Langston, professor in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology and the Gaylord Nelson Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, talks on the proposed Gogebic Taconite iron ore mine for the Penokee Range in Iron and Ashland counties, Wisconsin. She was speaking at the Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Conference at Northwood School, Washburn County, Friday, June 24, 2011.
Views: 82 spooneradvocate
Wisconsin Residents Concerned Over Sand Mining for 'Fracking'
 
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Wisconsin has large deposits of easily accessible fine Silica sand that is ideal for the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing. Because of this, the state has seen a boom in interest in sand mining from the gas and oil industry. These mines threaten the health of local residents and the environment of the region. Local residents voice their concerns at a public hearing over a proposed sand processing plant in Chippewa Falls, WI in September 2011.
Views: 1204 PRWatch
Wisconsin's sand mining boom
 
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Rich Budinger, president of the Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association, says hydraulic fracturing for natural gas is driving the high demand for Wisconsin sand.
Views: 161 WISN 12 News
Thet Liturgiske Owäsendet Wisconsin Mining State
 
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1. Platteville 07:47 2. Hazel Green 03:06 3. Klar Piquett 07:05 4. Iron Ridge 07:57 5. Mineral Point 07:01 6. Rajah 05:13
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Product Mining at Wisconsin State Fair with Shawn Hart
 
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Shawn Hart and Reinalda "Rey" scouting new product opportunities at Wisconsin State fair in Milwaukee, WI August 2018 https://meetshawnhart.com
Public Hearing on Iron Ore Mining Bill, Madison, Wisconsin
 
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The Joint Finance Committee hosts a public hearing on the controversial iron ore mining bill.
Views: 362 Wisconsin Reporter
Mine Shaft - How politics foiled efforts to bring jobs to Northern Wisconsin
 
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The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy presents this mini documentary about attempts to open an iron mine in Northern Wisconsin and efforts to modernize the state's mine permitting process. We spent several days in Hurley, Wisconsin and conducted interviews with several generations of residents to get their take on what went wrong.
Views: 4944 MacIverInstitute
Aggreko Helps Texas Frac Sand Mines Speed to Market with Natural Gas Power
 
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The frac sand mining industry is shifting from Wisconsin to Texas and Aggreko is helping multiple new remote sand mines come online years ahead of permanent utilities.
Mining Ralley Wisconsin State Capitol 1 26 13 002
 
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Capitol Police call citizen a moron.
Views: 90 Bob Bergman
"Mine?  Let us Vote!" Residents want Referendum on Frac Sand in Glenwood, WI
 
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full story at www.WIvoices.org Glenwood Area residents in western Wisconsin pack the house at the August 12, 2013 city council meeting. The overflow crowd presented a referendum petition urging the city council to allow people to be "part of the process" when considering frac sand mining issues in their community.
Views: 599 WIVoicesTV
Mining Issue for Northern Wisconsin, Part Five
 
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Nancy Langston, professor in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology and the Gaylord Nelson Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, talks on the proposed Gogebic Taconite iron ore mine for the Penokee Range in Iron and Ashland counties, Wisconsin. She was speaking at the Northwest Wisconsin Lakes Conference at Northwood School, Washburn County, Friday, June 24, 2011.
Views: 54 spooneradvocate
Bad River Watershed Association Hosts "Wisconsin Mining Standoff" 7 of 8
 
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Bad River Watershed Association hosted a showing of 371 Production's "Wisconsin Mining Standoff" run on Al Jazeera America. After the showing, there was a panel discussion with Tracy Hames, Wisconsin Wetlands Association; Pete Russo, Chair, Ashland County Board; Devon Cupery, producer; Charles Ortman, Ashland County Board; Mike Wiggins Jr, Chairman, Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, and Sen. Bob Jauch (D-25). Facilitated by Allie Raven, member of Bad River Watershed Association and Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.
Views: 44 Penokee MineInfo
Mountain Top Mining in Wisconsin - Chippewa Tribes Say NO!
 
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Join Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Tribal Chairman Gordon Thayer, Robert Kincaid of the Coal River Mountain Watch from West Virginia, Jessica Koski who represents the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community on several mining impact boards and organizations and Bad River Tribal Chairman Mike Wiggins as they discuss their concerns over a Republican legislative initiative to open one of the worlds largest open pit mining operations in the world (22miles long, 1 mile wide, 1,000 feet deep) in northern Wisconsin in the heart of Chippewa Treaty Resource territory just south of the Bad River Reservation.
Views: 202 IndianCountryTV
Mining
 
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Weekly news wrap up of the proposed legislation that would streamline the mine permitting process in Wisconsin and Governor Scott Walker's efforts to pass the law that would lead to 2000+ jobs.
Views: 8619 GovWalker
Constituents Rip Jauch Over Mining Bill's Demise
 
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Wisconsin State Senator Bob Jauch (D-Poplar) held a town hall meeting in Hurley on March 31, 2012. It was his first in the area since the mining modernization bill was defeated.
Views: 6130 MacIverInstitute
Wisconsin governor signs bill opening door to precious metal mining
 
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Wisconsin governor signs bill opening door to precious metal mining Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) signed legislation Monday opening the door to copper and gold mining...
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