It was a full house last night at the Calumet High School where Keweenaw Copper Company held a community information session in regards to the re-opening of the White Pine Mine. Highland & Keweenaw Copper Vice President Dr. Ross Grunwald presented information the attendees such as the history of mining and maps of other potential copper desposits. The company says it plans to use technologically advanced version of the old methods of mining like room and pillar mining and reconstructing the old ramps and shafts. Grunwald says there is no set timetable for how long the mine will be opened.
He also added that in regards to environmental concerns, the company is doing its due diligence.
Grunwald says the company is not hiring immediately but several hundred positions should open up as they move forward on projects. Dr. Grunwald and White Pine project manager Carlos Bertoni will be guests on this weekend’s edition of Copper Country Today.