Mining Features

Returning to U.S. roots is best option, Cliffs’ CEO Goncalves says




Chairman, President and CEO Lourenco Goncalves of Cliff Natural Resources. Photo courtesy BusinessNorth.com.Two years after the top execs at Cliffs Natural Resources heralded China as their place of future growth, the company’s new leader said… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

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.

PolyMet’s long and winding road to (possible) permitting



If the NorthMet project is permitted and becomes operational, ore will be transferred from rail cars into crushers that were formerly used to crush iron ore at LTV. Once crushed to 0.5 inches, the ore will be ground in a rod and ball mill, reducing … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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