Mining Features

Americans will need more than three million lbs. of minerals in their lifetime

2019 Mineral Baby. This graphic shows examples of the 3.19 million pounds of minerals, metals, and fuels the average American will need in their lifetime. Calculations are based on a life expectancy of 78.6 years and mineral use data from the Nationa… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

SME mineral processing handbook combines knowledge, experience, art

As the leading international resource for technical information about mining and related industries, the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) announces the release of the SME Mineral Processing & Extractive Metallurgy Handb… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration

SME annual THRIVE conference set

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) is pleased to announce its second annual THRIVE conference will be held Oct. 2 – 3, at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort, Vail, CO. With the theme “Research to Practice: Applied Technical Adv… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

MN celebrates 135 years of iron mining

Graphic courtesy of MEC/SME.The Iron Mining Association of Minnesota (IMA) is happy to share that iron mining has shaped the state of Minnesota for 135 years. In August of 1884 our state’s first shipment of iron ore began its voyage from Two Harbors … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Iron mining improves with modern advances in technology



According to P&H specifications, the 2800XPC shovel is 43 feet wide, 48 feet long, and 40 feet tall excluding the crane. It can scoop 65 tons of ore. Courtesy of United States Steel.Today’s iron mining relies on specialized knowledge or methods. The … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

A history of mining accidents

Past working conditions illustrate mining safety has come far


This panel in the Minnesota Discovery Center’s exhibit “Blue-Collar Battleground: The Iron Range Labor Story” lists the name, age, ethnicity, marital status, and cause of death for every mining fatality in St. Louis County for 1905-1906. Submitted ph… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Hibbing mine view attracts worldwide visitors

Volunteers are critical to new Hull Rust Mine View’s success


The new mine view features spectacular views and mining equipment on display. Photo by Larry Aho.HIBBING — The new Hull Rust Mine View in Hibbing has been open daily since May 25, and to say it has been a success is truly an understatement. In the mo… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Scouts take a journey to the middle of their mobile

Courtesy of the United States Geological Survey (USGS.gov).Members of Scouting organizations from all over the world gathered in Glen Jean, West Virginia, USA, for the 24th World Scout Jamboree from July 22 – August 2, 2019. This Jamboree was hosted … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Artifacts tell the story of a once-vibrant industry



This case displays items from the DM&IR Railway and its predecessors.VIRGINIA — Yes, Virginia, there is a museum here! Since 1994, the former park superintendent’s home has been occupied by the Virginia Area Historical Society’s Heritage Museum, whic… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

CBS 3’s Kristen Vake

She’s an Iron Range native, mining reporter and news anchor

Kristen Vake is CBS 3’s evening news anchor, reporter and host of the Eye On Mining segment. Submitted photos. EDITOR’S NOTE: We thought it would be fun to profile Duluth broadcast journalist Kristen Vake, an Iron Range native, for this week’s Min… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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