Monday, April 18, 2011

Rio Tinto to explore for minerals in Ottawa National Forest

From Lake Superior Mining News
Posted April 16, 2011

MARQUETTE -- Rio Tinto has notified the Ottawa National Forest of plans to explore for minerals within the federal forest. While the federal government owns surface rights to the parcel, the minerals are privately-owned, so the Forest Service is obligated to approve the exploration request.

Rio Tinto plans to drill about nine miles north of Kenton, in Houghton County, Mich., on the Ontonagon Ranger District.

Click here to see a map of the exploration area.

1 comment:

Dr. M. said...

Well, the answer is simple. They can explore but they cannot disturb the surface AT ALL--not tree cutting, no killing of animals, no breaking up of the soil.