A new group of artisanal mines are starting to spring up in parts of Wisconsin.
The silver mines that began popping up this summer have made some of the state’s biggest employers nervous.
They’re bringing some of their own employees with them, and some of them are making big bucks.
They are the newest entry into the world of the gold rush, which began in the late 1800s and took off in the early 1900s when many mining companies shut down.
Many of the new mines are being run by small family-run businesses.
They are the latest in a line of artisan mines that started popping up in Wisconsin’s southwest.
This is the first time artisanal gold mining has started in Wisconsin since the goldrush, said John Stoll, a silver miner and vice president of operations for the Milwaukee Gold Company.
We are very bullish on this industry, he said.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says artisanal mining is a booming industry in Wisconsin.
There are about 100 artisanal or artisanal operations operating in Wisconsin, according to DNR data.
In recent years, they have added new mines and added some to existing ones.
Stoll said the silver mines are a different kind of boom than the gold rushes.
Gold miners typically work on small-scale gold mines, like this one at the Doylestown Silver Mine, in the southeastern part of Wisconsin, that began operating in June.
That’s the only one in the state, he added.
The Doyestown Silver mine is one of about 15 artisanal metal mines in the U.S., according to the U’s National Mine Safety and Health Administration.
In Wisconsin, artisanal miners typically do their work in the evenings and work in shifts.
Some of them work from 6 p.m. to midnight, and other times, they work from 1 a.m.-6 a.b.M.
In some places, they can work weekends.
But not all, said Stoll.
He said many of them aren’t open to the public and require a $10,000 deposit.
The majority are open to public tours.
But the DNR says these mines are still illegal, and it can’t prosecute them.
The mines can’t be inspected by inspectors or even paid for by the DNI.
Stoll said he’s seen more than a few lawsuits filed against the mines, but none have been successful.
Stoddles Silver Mines, one of the oldest artisanal metals mines in Wisconsin and the largest in the nation, is located about 10 miles south of Milwaukee.
Its owner, the Stoddles family, has operated the mine since 1921, when it was the oldest gold mining operation in the United States.
The mine employs about 1,000 people.
Its first mine was open in 1923, when a couple came to live with their family.
The couple was eventually sold to the Stods.
The Stoddesses are proud of their work.
They have a website that lists the history of the mines.
They say their mines have yielded nearly 2.3 million ounces of silver, gold and platinum.
Their mines have also been named one of Green Bay’s best, and a top tourist destination, according the Stodys.
They also say they have made more than 1.8 million tons of gold and silver.
The Silver Mine Association, an independent nonprofit group that works to preserve the state of Wisconsin’s artisanal minerals, says artisanals are the backbone of the Wisconsin economy.
They create jobs, support local economies and contribute to the state economy.
That means a lot to the community, said Mark Schreiner, the group’s executive director.
In the past, Wisconsin’s gold rush didn’t take off in Wisconsin because of the law, said David Wierzbicki, the executive director of the Silver Mines Association.
In Wisconsin, it took off because of all the money we’re producing.
We’re not going to get any of that back, he explained.
In the meantime, the silver industry is thriving.
“This industry has been going on for a while, and we’re very excited to see it come back here,” Wierzbaicki said.
Wisconsin has the third-largest number of artisanals, according a state report released this year.
There are about 40 mines and about 25 operations.