Mining Features

USS to restart the construction of EAF

United States Steel Corporation announced the restart of construction on a technologically advanced electric arc furnace (EAF) steelmaking facility at its Tubular Operations in Fairfield, AL, located in Jefferson County. U. S. Steel previously initia… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

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The Range experiences distance learning Graduate engineering program By Jill Pepelnjak | p. 8 The Engineer’s Rings at IRE Their special steel is a reminder By Velma Ostman | p. 9 Alworth Memorial Fund Scholarship A remarkable mining legacy has been h… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

New technology examines the region’s mineral deposits at DNR Drill Core Library

Pictured is the Hibbing DNR Drill Core Library’s storage area for the rock core samples. Photo courtesy of IRRR.HIBBING – The Drill Core Library in Hibbing has temporary use of a mobile laboratory that scans drill core and identifies minerals it cont… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Iron Range experiences distance learning

Graduate engineering program benefits the region, students


Iron Range Engineering (IRE) shares the Tom Rukavina Engineering Center on Mesabi Range College campus with the graduate engineering program. The center was named after the late Tom Rukavina who was instrumental in securing funds for the program. Pho… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Range Engineering Council Offering STEM educational outreach



Range Engineering Council (REC) is proud to report another great year of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) educational outreach on the Iron Range. Both the Iron Range STEM Showcase exceeded the previous year in participation and Camp I… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The Obligation of the Order of the Engineer

The Engineer’s Rings at IRE: Their special steel is a reminder


Twin sisters Laura (left) and Kathryn Ostman of Mt. Iron were part of Generation 13, the May 2018 graduating class at Iron Range Engineering in Virginia. Photos by Velma Ostman.“Upholding Devotion to the Standards and Dignity of the Engineering Profe… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The Minnesota Museum of Mining receives SME mining education award



John Newbauer was named the Minnesota Museum of Mining’s 2018 Volunteer of the Year. Submitted photos.CHISHOLM – The Minnesota Museum of Mining held its annual membership meeting on Jan. 31, at Valentini’s Supper Club in Chisholm. Among the highlight… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

A remarkable mining legacy has been helping students since 1949

The Marshall H. and Nellie Alworth Memorial Fund Scholarship

Marshall H. Alworth (center) is pictured with his sons Marshall W. (left) and Royal D. Alworth. Since 1949, there have been 5,050 Alworth scholarship recipients, with 1,375 of them being engineering majors. Submitted photos.Thanks, in part, to Iron R… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

92nd annual MN Section of SME conference #1 regional minerals conference coming to Duluth

 DULUTH – The 92nd annual meeting of the Minnesota Section of SME is the top performing regional minerals conference in the Midwest. To be held April 15 – 17 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, the conference will feature a wide range… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Sara Pajunen finds harmony in the sound of taconite train cars

Exploration of sound leads to creation of Mine Songs music


“I want to encourage the listener to notice beauty in all our surroundings,” Sara Pajunen said. If not for the mining industry, her family may not have settled on the Iron Range, or even in Minnesota. Because the history of our area is vital to her, … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]


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