Minnesota is poised to become a global leader in supplying critical and strategic metals, such as copper, nickel and precious metals that are essential to our way of life.
THE FACTS ABOUT MINING
Jobs for generations: Mining projects in northeast Minnesota will provide thousands of jobs for Minnesotans and billions of dollars in economic benefit.
Rich in resources: The state of Minnesota has a four billion ton deposit containing critical and strategic metals, which is one of the largest deposits in the world.
Demand is high: The global and U.S. demand for products made from critical and strategic metals continues to grow
Current imports: Currently, the U.S. imports significant amounts of these metals from nations that have less stringent environmental standards and whose mining practices not only may harm their local environments, but also that of other countries, including the U.S. We can start changing that by setting the standard for environmentally responsible mining and supplying the raw minerals we depend on – right here in Minnesota.
Strong Environmental Standards: Minnesota’s strong environmental standards are among the most stringent. The state has a thorough and comprehensive environmental review and permitting process. All mining companies are required to meet or exceed all standards, assuring air and water quality is protected.