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Copperwood site manager provides update


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BESSEMER — A slideshow update on the Copperwood Project was provided last week to the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners.

Mike Foley, site manager for the project in Wakefield and Ironwood townships, provided the presentation at the board’s April 24 meeting.

The now fully permitted Copperwood Project — which is predicted to produce 300 construction jobs and 380 mining jobs — is under the umbrella of Highland Copper, a Canadian junior mining company.

“In the past, mining companies just kind of came and went,” said Foley. “It’s not done that way anymore...

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