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  • Iron Mining History

    Minnesota has the largest deposits of iron ore in the United States and northern Minnesota has been mining iron ore for 130 years 26 years after Minnesota became a state in 1858 The majority of iron mined is used to make steel which

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    Business North article on our Duluth Arrowhead region economic impact and jobs study Posted in News Tagged mining jobs mining minnesota Mining 81 500 vs tourism 18 000

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  • copper and gold mining in minnesota

    Mining in America Needed for EVs but a problem for Mar 02 2021Deb Haaland the new secretary of interior the department that controls most federal land previously voted for a bill that would have banned copper sulfide mining in northern Minnesota Inquire Now HomeMining Minnesota

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  • Interactive map of underground mines in Minnesota

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources provides an interactive map of underground mines in Minnesota The map provides detailed information on underground mines and their relationship to overlying surface features Specifically this map focuses on iron mines in the northeast of the state Users can click anywhere on the map for more detailed information including mine

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  • History of Minnesota

    Iron mining began in northern Minnesota with the opening of the Soudan Mine in 1884 The Vermilion Range was surveyed and mapped by a party financed by Charlemagne Tower Another mining town Ely began with the foundation of the Chandler Mine

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  • Mining Process Of Copper

    CopperNickel Studies and Nonferrous Mining Minnesota Copper nickel mining also known as non ferrous mining in northern Minnesota is not a new issue for the state Copper nickel deposits have been known to exist in northern Minnesota since the 1800s but it was not until 1948 when deposits were discovered near Duluth that serious interest in mining these

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  • the danger of mining in northern Minnesota

    Though some dates names and numbers have changed the substance of these objections to mining and the safety of the aquifers in this water dependent environment remain true I include my own comments on the SDEIS in 2014 below North Met SDEIS.dnr state.mn March 7 2014 RE Comments on the SDEIS for the North Met Project

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  • Home

    Minnesota is home to one of the world s largest deposits of copper nickel and precious metals 2 Copper a critical metal needed for hybrid cars and wind turbines is essential for a green economy 3 There is only one active nickel mine in the U.S yet our country consumes 202 000 tons of nickel annually 4.

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  • Soudan Underground Mine

    Minnesota s first iron ore mine the Soudan Mine opened in 1882 Operations went underground by 1892 since the ore body continued deep into the ground The mine s value was in the special kind of ore it produced The ore s high oxygen

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  • Explore Minnesota

    iron ore pellets in North America and it sells the majority of its pellets to integrated steel companies in the United States and Canada The Company operates three iron ore mines in Minnesota Hibbing Taconite Company Northshore Mining Company and United Taconite LLC Cliffs Natural Resources Minnesota mines have the combined annual capacity to

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  • Titanium Range Breakthrough could lead to new kind

    26 05 2017  Scientists say they ve demonstrated how to produce titanium oxide from a mineral called ilmenite a move they say puts northeastern Minnesota on the cusp of a new mining industry.

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  • Mining exploration spreading across northern

    13 06 2017  Mining companies are expanding their search for copper gold and other minerals across northern Minnesota with a Department of Natural Resources auction last week attracting bidders for mining

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  • Gold Panning and Prospecting in Minnesota

    Anywhere around Lake Vermilion Trout Lake Soudan and Ely in northern Minnesota are worth checking out Near the border with Canada a short lived gold rush occurred at Rainy Lake near present day International Falls Several mines popped up in the summer of 1894 but like other discoveries in the Minnesota profitability was an issue.

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  • Local View Copper mining threatens Northeastern Minnesota s

    14 04 2021  A sulfide ore copper mine would threaten the local economy the Boundary Waters and the Minnesota Up North way of life The aspects of the Boundary Waters that my family and I love most are

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  • This Mine In Minnesota Is The Grand Canyon of the North

    13 10 2016  But Minnesota actually has its own Grand Canyon You can t ride a mule down it but you can still enjoy the view The Hull Rust Mahoning Mine is a sprawling pit that has become known as the Grand Canyon of the North It may be man made but the incredible views will blow you away During these uncertain times please keep safety in mind and

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  • Cuyuna Iron Range

    The Cuyuna Iron Range is a former North American iron mining district about ninety miles west of Duluth in central Minnesota Iron mining in the district the furthest south and west of Minnesota s iron ranges began in 1907 During

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  • Twin Metals proposal Not this mine

    23 11 2019  Mining companies massive need for water also has exacerbated water shortages in Chile s arid north Minnesota s wet climate is likely a feature not a bug for Antofagasta which plans to

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  • RANKED World s top 10 nickel projects

    17 03 2021  Occupying the 5th spot is Antofagasta s Twin Metals project located in Minnesota s Duluth Complex mining camp Six of the top 10 nickel projects are in North America

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  • Geology Mineralogy

    We are the first in Minnesota to obtain permits to mine for non ferrous metals in the complex NorthMet is a large disseminated sulfide deposit in heterogeneous troctolitic rocks associated with the 1.1 billion year old Mid continent Rift and is

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  • A proposed mine threatens Minnesota s Boundary

    05 10 2020  A proposed mine in northern Minnesota pits industrial jobs against a thriving outdoor economy A proposed mine threatens Minnesota s Boundary Waters the most popular wilderness in the US Menu Close

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  • Twin Metals Minnesota

    And Minnesota needs the jobs from mining more than 750 direct jobs and 1 500 spinoff jobs in the community Opportunity is coming Discover the facts about mining At Twin Metals Minnesota we re developing a world class 21 st century mine Learn the facts about modern mining

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  • Taconite

    The Hull Rust Mahoning Mine in Hibbing Minnesota World s largest open pit iron ore mine First ore shipments in 1895 still being mined today 114 years later Originally 30 separate mines Total area 1 591 acres Total length 3 1/2 miles Greatest width

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  • NorthMet Copper Nickel Platinum Mine

    NorthMet is a multi metal open pit mine planned to be developed in St Louis County Minnesota US The NorthMet deposit will be mined from three pits NorthMet is a disseminated sulphide deposit containing copper nickel cobalt platinum palladium gold and silver Construction works are expected to be started after the settlement of on going

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  • Mnnesota Mine Tours

    The Minnesota Division of Lands and Minerals has developed an innovative system that combines historic maps of underground mines with current surface topography to display the mines in 3 D 3 Because many of the underground mines were eventually consumed by open pits the system enables the viewer to see the original extent of underground mining.

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  • About the Project

    About the ProjectTwin Metals A project for the future For Minnesota Our goal is to meet the world s growing need for critical and strategic metals with safety as the number one priority We re focused on designing constructing and operating an underground copper nickel cobalt and platinum group metals mine located about nine

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  • The Merritt Family and the Mesabi Iron Range

    The discovery of iron ore on the Mesabi Range can hardly be credited to one person In 1890 however it was the family of Lewis Merritt that found merchantable ore and opened the Mesabi to industry Within three years they owned several mines and had built a railroad leading to immense ore docks in Duluth On the cusp of controlling a mining empire in northern Minnesota

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  • The World Doesn t Need Copper Sulfide Mining Near the BWCA

    03 08 2020  The world is in no danger of running out of copper and has plenty of reserves on hand If copper mines were to open in northeastern Minnesota the metals they produced would barely make a dent in the global supply chain Further investing in more robust e recycling programs would make copper cheaper to produce than traditional mining.

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  • mining copper and nickel in minnesota

    Copper Nickel Studies and Non ferrous Mining Minnesota History in MinnesotaPresent Day Proposed ProjectsArticles About Copper Nickel Mining in Northern MinnesotaEnvironmental Impact Statement Documents For Polymet s NorthMet Mining ProjectInter Agency Task ForceMinnesota Regional Copper Nickel StudyTechnical Reports from The Late 1970s

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  • Mining and mineral resources of Minnesota

    Taconite mining occurs on the Mesabi iron range in northeastern Minnesota Furthermore iron ore is being recovered from old iron mining waste materials called tailings on the Mesabi Range Nonferrous minerals manganese copper nickel platinum and titanium exist in Minnesota in minable quantities but under current market conditions are not being mined.

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  • PolyMet News and Events

    28 04 2021  Mine Waste Management Wetland Replacement and Financial Assurance are Focus St Paul Minn November 3 2016 PolyMet Mining Corp TSX POM NYSE MKT PLM announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary Poly Met Mining Inc together PolyMet or the Company submitted its Permit to Mine application to the Minnesota Department of

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  • This Mine In Minnesota Is The Grand Canyon of the

    13 10 2016  But Minnesota actually has its own Grand Canyon You can t ride a mule down it but you can still enjoy the view The Hull Rust Mahoning Mine is a sprawling pit that has become known as the Grand Canyon of the North It may

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  • Minnesota Iron Mining

    Iron Mining Association of Minnesota 324 West Superior Street Suite 903 Duluth MN 55802 Email info taconite Ph 218 722 7724 Fax 218 720 6707 Minnesota Web Design by

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  • TWIN METALS TO USE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY DRY STACK TAILINGS AT COPPER NICKEL MINE

    18 07 2019  ST PAUL Minn July 18 2019 Twin Metals Minnesota TMM today announced plans to use the environmentally friendly dry stack method to store the leftover rock from its proposed underground copper nickel mine to be located nine miles southeast of Ely Minnesota.

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  • Minerals Coordinating Committee

    The Mineral Diversification Program was created by the Minnesota Legislature in 1987 To provide for the diversification of the State s mineral economy through long term support of mineral exploration development production and commercialization Minn State sec 93.001 The projects conducted under the Mineral Diversification Program are managed and coordinated

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  • Minnesota s Lost Mining Towns

    30 06 2019  Sparta Taconite Harbor Genoa Penobscot and Cooley live on in Northern Minnesota s memory although there are few physical remnants of the towns that claim

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  • A proposed mine threatens Minnesota s Boundary

    05 10 2020  President Trump has worked aggressively to dismantle the environmental legacy of his predecessor Barack Obama since taking office in 2017 The latest example is a mining project that could affect the most heavily visited wilderness area in the United States the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness which stretches over a million acres in the Superior National Forest in remote northern Minnesota.

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  • Iron Range

    A noticeable northern Minnesota accent is present in the area especially among older people hence the popular nickname Da Range citation needed Ice hockey is a predominant sport in the region which has produced several NHL

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  • Boundary Waters Business Coalition

    The Boundary Waters is the crown jewel of Minnesota the most visited Wilderness Area in the country and a special place for millions of Americans who love hunting fishing paddling and outdoor recreation This is no place for sulfide ore copper mining Boundary Waters Business Coalition from Sportsmen for the BWCA on Vimeo.

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  • World s Largest Open Pit Iron Ore Mine

    Sometimes called the Grand Canyon of the North the Hull Rust Mine is the biggest open pit iron ore mine in operation in the world At the present time it is more than three miles long two miles wide and nearly 540 feet deep It s

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  • Immigration to the Iron Range 1880–1930

    During the early twentieth century the population of the Iron Range was among the most ethnically diverse in Minnesota Tens of thousands of immigrants arrived from Finland Austria Hungary Italy Sweden Norway Canada England and over thirty other places of origin These immigrants mined the ore that made the Iron Range

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  • Boundary Waters BWCA Sulfide Mining

    This type of mining is so toxic that there has never been a sulfide mine that has not contaminated surrounding water sources It s all but guaranteed that acid mine drainage from these mines will contaminate the Boundary Waters and cause irreparable damage to northern Minnesota We must stop this environmental catastrophe before it happens.

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  • Cuyuna Iron Range

    The Cuyuna Iron Range is a former North American iron mining district about ninety miles west of Duluth in central Minnesota Iron mining in the district the furthest south and west of Minnesota s iron ranges began in 1907 During World War I and World War II the district mined manganese rich iron ores to harden the steel used in wartime production.

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