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Mon October 3, 2011
Michigan company seeks permits for new copper mine in UP
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A company is applying for state permits to construct a copper and silver mine in Michigan's far western Upper Peninsula.
Orvana Minerals Co., a subsidiary of a Canadian company, is proposing to build a mine near Lake Superior in Gogebic County. Orvana is targeting 798 million pounds of copper and 3.5 million
ounces of silver.
Company president Bill Williams says the mine would operate about 14 years and have about 250 people on the payroll.
Orvana will need 13 permits from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, including one to build and operate the mine. The others would deal with issues such as air quality, wastewater discharges and wetlands development.
DEQ officials say the mine will have to meet strict environmental standards to qualify for the permits.