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Leading The World

Minnesota is poised to become a global leader in supplying the copper, nickel and precious metals that are essential to our way of life. And with new technologies and a comprehensive environmental review and permitting process, we’ll set the standard for environmentally responsible mining, right here in Minnesota.

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Duluth Complex
The Duluth Complex is one of the world’s largest copper, nickel, and precious metal deposits.

Did You Know?

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    Minnesota is home to one of the world’s largest deposits of copper, nickel and precious metals.

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    Copper—a critical metal needed for hybrid cars and wind turbines—is essential for a green economy.

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    There is only one active nickel mine in the U.S., yet our country consumes 202,000 tons of nickel annually.

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    Mining will provide more than $2 billion for the Minnesota Permanent School Trust Fund.

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News | May 1, 2017

Study says mining and tourism complement each other

Business North article on our Duluth-Arrowhead region economic impact and jobs study.

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News | May 1, 2017

Mining $81,500 vs. tourism $18,000

The Ely Echo article on our Duluth-Arrowhead region economic impact and jobs study.

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