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DNR approves drilling license for Gogebic Taconite

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Gogebic Taconite was given another license Thursday to drill more exploratory holes at the site of its proposed iron ore mine in Ashland and Iron counties.  

The company drilled 8 holes last year. The firm asked for another license to drill 15 more holes, and the DNR announced its approval Thursday afternoon.  

The drilling license is not the same as the company's other request for excavating tons of rock from the site to check its mineral content.  

The DNR is currently considering excavation and stormwater permits for that phase of the exploratory work.  

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)