Mining company executive speaks to college students

MARQUETTE — Students at Northern Michigan University had the opportunity to hear from a professional geoscientist and seasoned mining company executive.

Carlos Bertoni presented on the future of mining in the UP, focusing on developing new copper deposits. He also spoke about the importance of planning for other businesses while the mines are still alive.

“Every mine closes one day,” said Executive VP with Highland Copper Carlos Bertoni, “you run out of ore or the prices collapse so you’re no longer able to continue. What you have to do is try to be pro–active. What can you do to make that economic activity, you evolve by generating other businesses that will survive the closure of a mine.”

The event was part of a series sponsored by the NMU Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship.

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