State regulators approve mining company’s plans to drill within the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Company must still obtain a wastewater permit and submit a $50K bond

A mining company has received conditional approval to begin exploratory drilling for copper and gold in northern Wisconsin, but state regulators say it must still meet additional requirements before work gets underway.

Canadian company GreenLight Metals, doing business as Green Light Wisconsin, wants to conduct exploratory drilling of the Bend Deposit at a 40-acre site owned by the U.S. Forest Service around 19 miles northwest of Medford in Taylor County. The deposit is believed to contain 4 million tons of mostly copper and gold. To read more, click here