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.

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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 15, 2015

Nolan Listens to Constituents on Mining

Reader’s View: Nolan Listens to Constituents on Mining Duluth News Tribune (Daily) Daniel Kingsley May 13, 2015   Congressman Rick Nolan has come under fire for supporting future copper/nickel and iron mining operations in Northeastern Minnesota. Various groups and individuals… Read More ›

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News | May 14, 2015

Mining Lessons for Merit Badges

When Geologist Frank Pezzutto asked the dozen or so Boy Scouts what gypsum crystals are used for in our everyday life, all but one stood there in Minnesota Discovery Center’s Hall of Geology baffled. “Sheet rock,” yelled one of the… Read More ›

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