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Copper mining returning to Western UP

 

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

HIGHLAND COPPER geologist Dan Hirvi displays some of the core samples the company has taken from its Copperwood Project, located in northern Ironwood and Wakefield townships, Monday at Highland's Core Shack in White Pine Tuesday. The company uses the core shack to prepare and store the samples before they are sent to an independent assayer for final analysis.

By RICHARD JENKINS

rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com

WHITE PINE - Construction on a copper mine in eastern Gogebic County that could lead to over 300 direct jobs could begin as early as 2018, Highland Copper president and CEO Denise Miville-Deschenes said Tuesday, with mining beginning in late 2020 and early 2021.

Miville-Deschenes provided the update on Highland's Copperwood Project, located in northern Ironwood and Wakefield townships, at a press conference Tuesday in White Pine. The Copperwood Project is the company's primary focus, he said, with White Pine North still in the early planning st...



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