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Badger Minerals Plans To Begin 24-Hour Drilling in Oneida County on June 1st
Posted on: May 21, 2020
Badger Minerals plans to begin drilling in eastern Oneida County in less than a month, according to documents filed with the county.
The mining exploration company’s plans were just approved by the DNR, the final hurdle to commence exploratory drilling.
The firm told Oneida County 24-hour-a-day drilling near the Wolf River will begin on June 1.
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Badger Minerals is a Michigan-based subsidiary of a Canadian company. It wants to learn more about what’s underground at the site in the Town of Schoepke. Buried minerals could include zinc, copper, lead, silver, and gold.
It will be the first such drilling in Wisconsin since 2012, and the first in Oneida County since at least the 1980s.
New documents show the company reduced the number of drill sites to eight, from the original ten, and it anticipates a disturbance of 34,500 square feet. Badger Minerals is contracting with Warba, Minn.-based Taconite Drilling for the services.