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 | March 17, 2015

Mining Dip Should Be Catalyst

Mining Dip Should be Catalyst We must diversify and also get copper-nickel going   Monday, March 16, 2015 MDN   The past couple weeks have been unsettling ones on the Iron Range.   The announcement by U.S. Steel that it […]


News | March 5, 2015

Range Mayors Speak Out on Sulfate Issue

Lower Sulfates? The Cost is Just Too High Star Tribune (Daily) Mary Hess March 4, 2015   In response to Marshall Helmberger’s “Iron Range: Why profits over people?” (Feb. 26), the notion that our Iron Range legislative leaders are increasingly […]

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