Crandon Mine Decision Still Years Away, Says State
June 2001 by StaffNicolet Minerals expected to be mining zinc and copper from an underground quarry in Wisconsin by now. Instead, a state review of the project is only 75 percent completed after seven years, a top state regulator said.
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