Mining Features

Pit & Quarry Supplies: Family-owned business focuses on customer service



PQS owners (l. to r.) Jayne, Brian and Paul Vito strive to provide excellent customer service and quality products and services. Photo by Jill Pepelnjak.VIRGINIA — Pit & Quarry Supplies Inc. of Virginia is owned by Brian and Jayne Vito and their … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember […]

IMA: Exploring the future of exploration at a mining conference



Iron Mining Association of Minnesota President Kelsey Johnson spoke at the Mining Exploration International Conference earlier this month in Las Vegas. Submitted photo.Recently I attended the Mining and Exploration International conference in Las Veg… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Bridge View Park ribbon-cutting held

A ribbon-cutting was held for Bridge View Park in Virginia as part of Bridge Daze 2018 on Saturday, Sept. 15. The park is located on the Mesabi Trail and includes signage about the bridge and Rouchleau Mine. The park offers a great sideview of the br… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

STEM Showcase opens doors to creativity for area 6th graders


HIBBING – Every fall, the Range Engineering Council’s Iron Range STEM Showcase creates opportunities for kids to experience science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in new and creative ways. The showcase goes beyond booths and promotional mat… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Steps taken to safeguard the environment

The mining process includes continuous reclamation even as the sites are mined. Companies reclaim land for future use by the public. They include fields, wetlands, forests and lakes to be enjoyed by everyone. Photo courtesy of Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc.M… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The Land Before Mines and the Hill Annex Paleontology Project

The Iron Range in the age of the dinosaurs so many eons ago


Artistic rendering of what the Iron Range looked like during the Cretaceous Period. Image by Nathan E. Rogers.Picture it. Calumet, MN. The Cretaceous Period. Roughly 90 million years ago. Rather than freezing winters, mosquito-filled summers, and rug… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Cleveland-Cliffs: Donating, keeping in touch with the community

for Karnowski Asgaard a check (from left) are Sandy and Chad presenting Pictured Eveleth. Receiving the check DAC in $10,000 from the Cliffs Foundation to East Range on behalf of East Range DAC are Robin Harkonen, executive director; Matt Burritt, el… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The minerals and rocks of Minnesota

A lesson in geology, economics, glaciers, rock cycles and more


Map pictorials courtesy of Barry Frey.Economic geology… what is THAT? I don’t know enough about economics to be an economist and others don’t know enough geology to be a geologist. So why study this? Geology is the study of all sciences applied to ro… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Bruce Mine Park groundbreaking ceremony on Oct. 2

The Bruce Mine Headframe, located on the east side of Chisholm, is on the National Register of Historic Places. An educational and memorial park project will be moving forward after years of planning. Photo by Cindy Kujala.CHISHOLM – The Chisholm Bea… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Clearwater BioLogic: Support for mining and the environment

An economical solution for removing high sulfate concentration


A bioreactor sketch. Submitted photos.A new company has emerged on the Range that is ready to take sulfate out of area waters. Clearwater BioLogic, according to Jeff Hanson from Babbitt, is able to remove sulfate at a fraction of the cost of the only… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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