Copper-Nickel Studies and Non-ferrous Mining

The northeast region of Minnesota, often referred to as the "Iron Range," has a history of iron ore mining dating back to the 1880s. While the focus of mining to date has been iron deposits (known as "ferrous mining"), the ores also contain a variety of precious metals including copper and nickel.

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The Importance of Iron Mining | Imagine LiFe without Iron

Unearthed on northeastern Minnesota''s Iron Range in 1884, iron mining has long-played, and continues to play, a vital role in every individual''s life. From the cars we drive and the bridges we drive on, to the skyscrapers that line our country''s skylines to the wind turbines generating power throughout the nation, iron mining …

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Minnesota''s Lost Mining Towns | WDSE · WRPT

2021-7-15 · Sparta, Taconite Harbor, Genoa, Penobscot and Cooley live on in Northern Minnesota''s memory, although there are few physical remnants of the towns that claimed these names. These "locations", as they were originally called, played a vital role in the development of the emerging mining industry on the Minnesota Iron …

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Oliver Iron Mining Company | MNopedia

2019-10-14 · The Oliver Iron Mining Company was one of the most prominent mining companies in the early decades of the Mesabi Iron Range. As a division of United States Steel, Oliver dwarfed its competitors—in 1920, it operated 128 mines across the region, while its …

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Minnesota mining history Digging into MN Minerals

2020-1-11 · Minnesota Iron 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 has been used to build infrastructure appliances vehicles and so many other ...

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More About the Minnesota Museum of Mining

2020-9-13 · Minnesota. Originally a lumber town with a sawmill on the south side of town, iron mining began in Chisholm at the turn of the 20th century. At one time there were more than 100 mining pit operations in or near Chisholm, which is located in the heart of northern Minnesota''s Mesabi Iron Range. The Mesabi, Vermilion and Cuyuna iron ranges make up ...

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GEOLOGY AND MANGANESE RESOURCES OF THE …

2016-5-18 · The Cuyuna iron range is about 160 km southwest of Duluth in Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, and Morrison Counties (Fig. 1). It is part of an Early Proterozoic geologiC terrane which occupies much of east-centrai Minnesota. The Cuyuna iron range is traditionally divided into three districts-the Emily district, the North range, and the South range.

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Iron Ore Facilities :: Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (CLF)

The United Taconite mine is located on Minnesota''s Mesabi Iron Range in and around the city of Eveleth, Minnesota. The taconite is mined and then transported approximately 10 miles by rail to its processing facility in Forbes, Minnesota. Cleveland-Cliffs owns of the United Taconite mine …

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Minnesota Iron

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 has been used to build infrastructure, …

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Mesabi Range Mines, Minnesota 1939-1945 – Military …

2015-10-11 · The ia Open Pit Mine: 1939-1945 (from miningartifacts ) The Mesabi Range, also known simply as the Iron Range to those who live there, is a collection of iron mines and mining towns in Northeastern Minnesota which made its name by becoming the …

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A very brief history of mining on the Cuyuna Iron Range ...

2016-4-5 · 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 ...

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Mining history project shares oral histories with 7 ...

2021-2-1 · The book, "Taconite: New Life for Minnesota''s Iron Range — the History of Erie Mining Company," is available from the St. Louis County Historical Society (thehistorypeople ) for $45 ...

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Minnesota Iron Mining and the Environment

The iron mining companies of Minnesota place environmental stewardship as company core values. Before any mining commences, Minnesota iron mines work with stakeholders, local, state and federal agencies; thorough environmental reviews are conducted, and permits to mine …

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Mining Companies

2021-8-29 · Iron Mining Association of Minnesota 324 West Superior Street, Suite 502 • Duluth, MN 55802 Email: [email protected] • Ph: 218-722-7724 • Fax: 218-720-6707 Minnesota Web Design by W.A. Fisher Co.

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A case–control study of mesothelioma in Minnesota iron ore ...

Objectives An excess of mesothelioma has been observed in iron ore miners in Northeastern Minnesota. Mining and processing of taconite iron ore generate exposures that include elongate mineral particles (EMPs) of amphibole and non-amphibole origin. We conducted a nested case–control study of mesothelioma in a cohort of 68 737 iron ore miners (haematite and taconite ore miners) to evaluate ...

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These Mines Hiding Deep Below Minnesota Are Like A …

2018-6-13 · But that''s their loss, because Minnesota''s Iron Range is surprisingly beautiful. From scenic mine overlooks to sparkling lakes created by mining activity, they have made an indelible mark on the landscape of northern Minnesota. At one brand-new state park, you can even travel far below the surface of the Earth to tour one little-known mine.

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MPR: A timeline of Minnesota''s Iron Range

The worst mining disaster in Minnesota takes place on the Cuyuna Range, as 41 miners drown in the Milford mine when nearby Lake Foley breaks through the underground mine. 1930-1935: More than one-half of iron ore extracted from the earth originates in Minnesota mines. 1941: The first tax on taconite, a black magnetic iron-bearing ore, goes into ...

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Minnesota mining history | Minnesota DNR

2021-8-21 · The worst mining disaster in Minnesota happened in 1924 on the Cuyuna Range. Forty-one miners drowned in the Milford mine when a nearby lake broke through the underground mine, flooding the tunnels. The mines attracted immigrants from almost every nation in Europe. Thousands of immigrants were arriving in America at the same time as the mines ...

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Minnesota Mine – Western Mining History

The Minnesota Mine is a mine located in Douglas county, Nevada at an elevation of 5,981 feet. About the MRDS Data: All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

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Hill Annex Mine In Minnesota Is A Must-See Abandoned Iron Mine

2019-6-25 · Hill Annex Mine is a little-known mine-turned-state-park in Minnesota''s Iron Range. It''s about halfway between Grand Rapids and ia. Address: 880 Gary Street, Calumet, MN 55716. There is much to see at the park. Wide-open picnic areas offer lovely places to have a bite to eat before starting your adventure.

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History of the Minnesota Iron Mining Cohort

2018-7-11 · Home > About the Study > History of the Minnesota Iron Mining Cohort. Investigation into potential health issues of iron mining workers began in the early 1980s when University of Minnesota School of Public Health researchers created a roster of some 70,000 unique individuals who worked for a year or longer sometime prior to 1982.

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Facts & History | Hibbing, MN

2021-8-29 · Hibbing History. Hibbing is located in the Northeast region of Minnesota in St. Louis County. Once called the "Iron Capital of the World", Hibbing traces its origins to a strong, viable mining industry. The community was established in 1893 by German miner Frank Hibbing, who discovered iron ore nearby. In the 1920''s, the town moved two miles ...

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Dr. Bill''s MN Geology Snapshots

This stony meteorite was seen to fall, with loud rumblings and explosions, on April 9, 1894, near the town of Fisher, Polk County, Minnesota. Residents found fragments of it collectively massing 17.6 kgs (39 pounds) . Note the scattered iron-nickel alloy masses. The matrix is mostly altered olivine and pyroxene.

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Mnnesota Mine Tours

2020-4-4 · In 1883 Charlemagne Tower built the Duluth and Iron Range Railroad (D&IR), linking the town of Tower with Two Harbors on the shore of Lake Superior. Starting in 1884, lake freighters delivered the ore to the steel mills through the lower lakes ports. In 1888, the railroad was extended to the mines in Ely, Minnesota.

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Minnesota mining history | Minnesota DNR

2020-4-4 · Where the life span of most mining districts lasts only years or tens of years, mining in the iron ranges of Minnesota has spanned over 130 years and is still going strong. This is most unique in the mining industry. It had been the lure of gold that brought prospectors to the North Country, but it would be iron …

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Another salvo in Cliffs, Mesabi Metallics iron ore war ...

2017-4-10 · Cliffs is the only one talking about a value-added iron plant in Northern Minnesota. This kind of technology is necessary for the Mesabi Iron Range to stay relevant as a mining region over time. Cliffs would, however, have to rebuild much of the existing infrastructure due …

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Minntac Mine (MRDS #10243455) FE

UNITS OF OUTPUT IN RECORD A IS ACTUALLY MT FE ORE PELLETS/ DAY. MESABI RANGE; IN RANGE 21W (0271370040) AND 20W (0271370039) OF MARSDEN STUDY. 1994 RESERVE IN ADIT ESTIMATED BY SUBTRACTING 1994 PRODUCTION (49,325,000 MTS) FROM 1993 RESERVE ESTIMATE (1,520,000,000 MTS) PRODUCTION FROM SKILLINGS MAG, 7/30/94, P. 22.) Max.

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Minnesota Iron Range Mines

2021-7-19 · Minnesota Iron Range Mines. Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, Iron Range mines have benefited Minnesota''s economy and communities in the form of new jobs, exported raw materials and businesses. Once a mine was established and proven profitable, the region would become a boom-town, followed by rapid expansion and growth.

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Minnesota Museum of Mining | Northern Minnesota, Iron ...

2021-5-28 · MINNESOTA MUSEUM OF MINING IN CHISHOLM, MN. Minnesota Museum of Mining . Opening May 28, 2021 for the 2021 Season Kids and adults alike can climb on historic mining equipment, including trucks, a steam shovel, restored locomotive and a drill. Tour a replica underground mine and explore exhibits dedicated to the early days of mining in Chisholm.

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Minnesota Iron Range Mines

Minnesota is the United State''s largest iron ore producer, with a total of 300 billion tons of raw materials. Centered on the Laurentian divide, Iron Range mines have benefited and impacted Minnesota''s economy and communities in various aspects.

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Mnnesota Mine Tours

2020-4-3 · The 19th Annual Conference of the Mining History Association was held in Chisholm, Minnesota, June 12-15, 2008. Chisholm and nearby Hibbing are located in the heart of the famous Mesabi Iron Range. The Range was discovered in 1866 and ore shipments …

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Iron Country: Iron Ore and Minnesota''s Future : Handy (Jam ...

2014-12-31 · I guess they need to be totally free of mind for the Iron Ore guy, who goes on and on during a lunch time chat about why Iron ore is so important for Minnesota that the women can''t stand it, but all the men are rapt in attention. After all, accounting can take a break, but iron ore can''t!

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Mesabi Iron Range | MNopedia

2021-8-28 · The Mesabi Iron Range wasn''t the first iron range to be mined in Minnesota, but it has arguably been the most prolific. Since the 1890s, the Mesabi has produced iron ore that boosted the national economy, contributed to the Allied victory in World War II, and cultivated a multiethnic regional culture in northeast Minnesota.

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Overview

2020-5-5 · Shows the past, present, and uncertain future of iron mining in northern Minnesota. MNHS call number: Videotape no. 111 (1 59 minute videocassette) Overview Taconite is a flint-like type of rock containing low-grade iron ore. Vast reserves of taconite, with iron concentrations of 30-50%, were discovered in 1870 near present-day Babbitt, on the ...

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