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There appears to be new interest in mineral drilling in Eastern Oneida County by a Menominee Michigan based exploration company not far from Stockley Creek and the Wolf River.

WXPR Publiv Radio is reporting that, in January, Menominee-based Badger Minerals sent a Notice of Intent to Drill to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

In the same month, the company also sent a mineral exploration license application to the DNR.

In a letter dated Feb. 10, the DNR issued the exploration license requested.

The notice says the company intends to drill 10 holes totaling 4,000 square feet in February and March in the town of Schoepke, Oneida County.

The notice goes on to say drilling would target potential base and precious metals mineralization.

The company estimates those minerals are covered by 10 to 70 inches of ‘unconsolidated glacial deposits' refereed to as overburden.

The planned drilling sites are on a private parcels owned by Badger Minerals and Heartwood Forestland Group.

According to a DNR spokesperson, the Heartwood properties are currently enrolled in the Managed Forest Land Program (MFL).

The DNR is determining what additional permits will be necessary contingent on the environmental conditions of the proposed drilling sites.

The drilling sites are located near the Wolf River and Stockley Creek; water from those bodies would be used in the drilling process, according to WJFW TV in Rhinelander.
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The map shows the proposed drilling areas in the town of Schoepke. For reference, Highway 8 is to the north, the border of the Sokaogon Chippewa Reservation at Mole Lake is the shaded area to the east and Pelican Lake is on the left of the photo.

Mine company shows interest in Schoepke
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There appears to be new interest in mineral drilling in Eastern Oneida County by a Menominee Michigan based exploration company not far from Stockley Creek and the Wolf River.

WXPR Publiv Radio is reporting that, in January, Menominee-based Badger Minerals sent a Notice of Intent to Drill to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

In the same month, the company also sent a mineral exploration license application to the DNR.

In a letter dated Feb. 10, the DNR issued the exploration license requested.

The notice says the company intends to drill 10 holes totaling 4,000 square feet in February and March in the town of Schoepke, Oneida County.

The notice goes on to say drilling would target potential base and precious metals mineralization.

The company estimates those minerals are covered by 10 to 70 inches of ‘unconsolidated glacial deposits' refereed to as overburden.

The planned drilling sites are on a private parcels owned by Badger Minerals and Heartwood Forestland Group.

According to a DNR spokesperson, the Heartwood properties are currently enrolled in the Managed Forest Land Program (MFL).

The DNR is determining what additional permits will be necessary contingent on the environmental conditions of the proposed drilling sites.

The drilling sites are located near the Wolf River and Stockley Creek; water from those bodies would be used in the drilling process, according to WJFW TV in Rhinelander.
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The map shows the proposed drilling areas in the town of Schoepke. For reference, Highway 8 is to the north, the border of the Sokaogon Chippewa Reservation at Mole Lake is the shaded area to the east and Pelican Lake is on the left of the photo.
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