Mining Features

NRRI’s Coleraine Lab prepares for the future

Helping the taconite pellet industry with the iron mined today


Train tracks running through NRRI’s busy Coleraine labs are a daily reminder of a busy 100- year history. But the past is long gone. Photos courtesy of NRRI.COLERAINE — This facility is gearing up for tomorrow’s Iron Range while meeting current indus… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

Construction starts for new U.S. flagged Great Lakes bulk carrier

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and The Interlake Steamship Company hosted a ceremonial first-cut-of-steel event Wednesday, Aug. 14, celebrating the historic start of construction on the first U.S.-flagged Great Lakes bulk carrier built in more than 35 … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Cleveland-Cliffs: Clean steelmaking is highlighted at environmental website

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. announced that it has launched a new environmental section on its corporate website. The environmental section provides a comprehensive look at Cliffs’ progress and outcomes in key areas of its environmental performance and its … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Requests to reconsider PolyMet tailings basin permits denied

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Sarah Strommen issued an order on Aug. 7, 2019, denying requests by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, multiple environmental organizations and some individuals to reconsider the tai… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Painting the past

Sandra Markovich honors underground miners through her art


Sandra Markovich’s painting “Ghosts of the Underground.”Mining has always been in my blood. I didn’t know this as a teenager, but a few short years after I graduated from Gilbert High School, studied art and art history in Milwaukee, got married, liv… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Steve Solkela releases “Iron Ore” music video

Palo native honors the mining industry with his original song

Steve Solkela poses for a photo promoting his song “Iron Ore.” Submitted photos.EDITOR’S NOTE: Steve Solkela is guy who marches to the beat of his own drum—sometimes several at once. Steve’s Overpopulated One-Man Band has played shows across the Iron… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Cliffs celebrates $100 million Northshore Mining reinvestment



This new equipment “scavenges” or captures additional iron units to be reprocessed in the concentrator to maximize iron recovery and productivity when DR-grade pellets are being produced. At lower right, Lourenco Goncalves said Cliffs wants to invest… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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John Baxter receives MACTA 2019 Business Partner Award

John Baxter (center), director of Minnesota Labor Relations for Cleveland Cliffs, was honored recently with the Minnesota Association of Career and Technical Administrators (MACTA) 2019 Business Partner award. Here Baxter is pictured at the MACTA sta… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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 Twin Metals Minnesota (TMM) and the Iron Range Building and Construction Trades Council announced the formal signing of a project labor agreement (PLA) between the two organizations on Wednesday in Ely. (See p. 49.) Pictured at the event (l. to… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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 These shovel buckets from days-gone-by are just some of the mining equipment onsite at the Hull Rust Mine View in Hibbing. (See story p. 9.) Submitted photo. … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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