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State and local government information on metallic and sand (aka "silica" or "frac sand") mining in Wisconsin, with an emphasis on policy.
Last Updated: Nov 15, 2013 URL: http://researchguides.library.wisc.edu/wiscmining Print Guide

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Geology Library

For more about the scientific aspects of mining, please consult the UW-Madison Geology and Geophysics Library.

 

Laws and proposed legislation

Note: Additional statutes, regulations & opinions may apply to your specific situation. This information is for reference only; it does not constitute legal advice!

Mining (Metallic and Nonmetallic)

  • Bibliography from the Wisconsin State Law Library.
  • Links to state statutes and parts of the Wisconsin Administrative Code related to mining.
  • Links to U.S. laws (in the U.S. Code) and federal regulations (in the Code of Federal Regulations, aka CFR).
  • Has a link to a site with Wisconsin local ordinances, which you can search for mining-related ordinances
  • Last updated in March 2013.


Wisconsin Legislative Documents

 

Videos of hearings, meetings

Wisconsin Eye
Wisconsin Eye is a statewide, non-partisan, multimedia, public affairs network with a mission to present an independent, statewide view of civic life and public policy discussion. The network covers floor sessions of the state Senate and Assembly, oral arguments in the Wisconsin Supreme Court, and events in the Governor's and Attorney General's conference rooms.

The network also covers political and cultural events around the state, as well as public policy discussions.

Finding recordings related to mining

  1. Click in the search box in the upper left of the screen.
  2. Type the word mining.
    Optional: To narrow your search, you can also type one of the following terms: metallic, iron (or names of other specific metals or minerals), nonmetallic, sand, silica, or "industrial sand".
  3. Click the magnifying glass button to the right of the search box.
  4. Results will be listed from newest to oldest.
    Optional: Click advanced search below the search box to retrieve a form that allows you to limit your search by date.
 

Introduction

Mining, for metals (such as iron) and for silica sand (frac sand), has become a hot topic in Wisconsin in the last few years.

This guide covers mining-related sites from Wisconsin state and county governments.

A state agency, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, has the primary responsibility for environmental regulation of metallic mines.

Local governments have primary responsibility for regulating nonmetallic mines, including sand/silica mining, though the Department of Natural Resources has some responsibilities for environmental regulations and permits governing non-metallic (including sand) mining.

 

Bibliographies

From the Wisconsin State Law Library


From the Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau

  • Tap the Power: Iron Mining and Frac Sand
    • Compiled in January 2012 by Patricia Reichert.
    • Publication dates range from 1970s to 2010s.
    • Annotated list of publications and web sites focusing on
      • iron and frac sand mining
      • the last major revision to Wisconsin mining regulations in the 1970s
      • some documentation from Minnesota, which has a long history with iron mining
    • If a publication is online, this list provides a link to the publication.
    • If no link to a publication is provided, search the UW Madison libraries catalog to see if any campus libraries own the title. Also, the title will be available at the Legislative Reference Bureau's Theobald Legislative Library.

Subject Guide

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Beth Harper
 

Locations of deposits and mines/potential mines

Iron mining in Wisconsin: Locations


Metallic mineral deposits


Frac sand in Wisconsin

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