Mining Features

Trout fishing bolstered in mine pit lakes



 A change in the fisheries management strategy in Kinney Pit Lake near Buhl and a partnership with the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB) are returning rainbow trout fishing to High Lake near Ely, according to the Minnesota D… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

Fall field day planned at Mr. Ed’s Farm Sept. 6

Mr. Ed: Why I live (by choice) on a horse-powered farm


Draft horses Mick, Bud and Harley plowing at Mr. Ed’s farm. Submitted photo.Seventy five years ago no one would have stopped on a country road to see a team of draft horses cutting hay. Back then horses were an integral part of the American farm sce… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

When the digging’s done

Mine pits to tourist attractions

This lovely photo of Lake Ore-Be-Gone in Gilbert, MN, was taken by Bev Ulaszek of Chicago when she and her husband were visiting the Iron Range on July 27, 2012. Bev posts photos and blogs about their travel adventures (three years criss-crossing th… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

OUR IRON ORE: A BILLION YEARS OLD MOUNTAINS, VOLCANOES, SEAS, AND ICE SHEETS!,



The Mesabi and Gunflint Ranges, once part of a single mountain range, were split when the center was engulfed by magma blistering up during the Midcontinent Rift, creating the Duluth Complex, home to current copper, nickel and platinum group metals … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Wrangling at the Effie Rodeo



 Some glimpses of the Effie Rodeo this summer. Photos by Paul Pluskwik…. Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Metal munchers:

Biomining for copper

Editor’s note: I saw this little news story in MINE magazine and was intrigued. It brought to mind the bacterial sulfatereducing studies being conducted near Aurora (see story p. 19). I asked LaTisha Gietzen of PolyMet Mining if a technology like th… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

How to apply for a job at local mining companies



ArcelorMittal Minorca Mine www.ArcelorMittal.comP.O. Box 1, 5950 Old Highway 53, Virginia,MN 55792• Applications are available at MinnesotaWorkForce Centers when jobs are open• Return applications to ArcelorMittal by mail• Jobs are po… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Water, food and shelter:

Human dependence on mining

Hoover Dam panoramic view from the Arizona side. The Hoover Dam was made with 3.25 million cubic yards of concrete, equal to the volume of the Great Pyramid of Giza. Three mines and a cement plant are needed to provide concrete for reservoir dams. W… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Twin Metals project validated by Pre-Feasibility Study



The four major sites of the proposed Twin Metals Minnesota Project: Underground mine site, concentrator site, tailings storage facility site and utility corridors.Editor’s note: While this news release notes the Pre-feasibility Study is based … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Iron Range Miners’ Expo:

See all the hot new mining stuff in Chisholm

A Terex HR16 mini excavator was on display at the Iron Range Miner’s Expo last year. Photo by Deborah McCauley.CHISHOLM – The third annual Iron Range Miners’ Expo, to be held September 10-11 at Minnesota Discovery Center, is expected to be big… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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