University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Events

Northern Wisconsin is has one of the largest
unmined copper-zinc-lead-gold-silver districts in the world with several large and
economically valuable mineral deposits that were discovered in the 1960’s and
70’s. Wisconsin’s “Prove it First” mining law prevented most of these deposits
from becoming a mine and many companies have left the state. However,
competitive exploration by companies and state legislation that doesn’t require
donation of complete exploration records has resulted in a fragmented or
completely lost record of geology of these deposits. Student-faculty research
over the past 5 years has begun to “revive” our knowledge of the geology of
these resources at a critical time when state mining laws are changing. This
presentation summarizes the results of these research efforts and why this
research is important for mineral exploration investment in the state.

CETL, VLL 1142 (previously OL 1142)

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March 20, 2019 - 12:10pm to 12:50pm
Vicki Lord Larson Hall