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Highland Copper begins test drilling in Porkies

 

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THE ABOVE map shows a one-mile-square area on the western edge of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Gogebic County where Highland Copper has begun test drilling.

WAKEFIELD - The Michigan Department of Natural Resources issued a use permit to Orvana Resources U.S. Corp., a subsidiary of Highland Copper, to conduct exploratory drilling.

The drilling is on a one-mile-square piece of property situated along the westernmost edge of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Gogebic County.

The drilling began Sunday and is scheduled to continue into early March, depending on weather conditions.

"This drilling project will affect a very small portion of DNR-managed land," said John Pepin, DNR deputy public information officer. "The vast majority of the...



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