Marshall Helmberger Updates on Twin Metals and Property Taxes for Cabins Near Vermilion
This week Marshall Helmberger talked with Scott Hall about updates on the Twin Metals project - the proposed copper nickel mine near the Boundary Waters.
REGIONAL— Twin Metals Minnesota has submitted a mine plan to the Department of Natural Resources, a milestone that may one day lead to sulfide-based copper-nickel mining near the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, near Ely. The proposal, released by Twin Metals on Wednesday, calls for a 20,000 ton-per-day underground mining operation located in Lake County, near the shores of Birch Lake, about nine miles southeast of Ely. Over the 25-year anticipated mine life, the operation would produce an estimated 180 million tons of ore from what’s known as the Maturi deposit, and would produce an average of 174,000 tons of copper concentrate, and 84,000 tons of nickel concentrate, along with far smaller quantities of platinum group metals.