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Two companies interested in Northwoods mining

ONEIDA COUNTY (WAOW)-- Two companies have expressed interest in mining for ore in the Town of Lynne.

Tamerlane Ventures and Josephine Mining contacted Oneida County hoping to bid on a Northwoods ore deposit.

County Supervisor David Hintz says he hopes the potential project could bring hundred of jobs to the area while still preserving the environment.

"There's a rigorous protection process in place at the county, state and federal level that would allow mining to take place in the proper way," Hintz said.

County officials say they will host several town meetings before reaching an agreement.

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