Given that we now live in FitzWalkerStan, I doubt the state will actually deny this application. Maybe with a bit of hoodoo, we can move that ore body a couple miles deeper & a thousand miles north.
That permit - and a second one by a company two weeks ago that is interested in gold mining in Marathon County - represent the first such approvals in about a dozen years, the DNR said.
See what I mean? Walker's DNR stands for Department of Nullifying Resources. My emphasis.