Wednesday, November 16, 2011

From Stand for the Land: Kennecott Eagle Minerals announces aerial survey program

Posted on Stand for the Land on Nov. 13, 2011
Nov. 9, 2011, Press Release from Kennecott Eagle Minerals

ISHPEMING -- Kennecott Eagle Minerals recently announced a series of geophysical surveys to commence over Western and Central Upper Michigan.

The survey program is expected to start this month and continue for approximately three months. These surveys are part of the continuing exploration commitment by Kennecott in the Upper Peninsula.

The surveys will be completed using helicopters with geophysical equipment tethered behind the aircraft. The altitude of the helicopters will be low-level and will comply with Federal Transit Administration guidelines.

Residents will notice the helicopters flying over several U.P. counties. There are no materials being released into the environment.

Kennecott welcomes your questions and comments at or on their Community Hotline at (906) 486-6970.

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