The county board of Marathon County, Wisconsin, adopted rules on April 11 aimed at regulating miner activity targeting the Reef deposit, previously explored and currently staked by Aquila Resources.
According to the local newspaper, the rules prohibit mining within 800 ft of city or county land. They include a permitting application fee of $50,000, which would go toward the resulting bill from the county. That bill could include costs incurred to review the permit, and in mitigating well water impacts, repairing or modifying roads, and compensating communities.
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