The Latest on Mining in Minnesota

Metals deposit near Ely shows promise

Duluth News TribuneJuly 6, 2007 A metals deposit under exploration near Ely shows more promise than expected. Duluth Metals' Nokomis deposit contains an estimated 347 million tons of mineralized material that could be mined, according to an independent resource estimate,… Read More ›

Lehmann: Franconia project on track

Mesabi Daily NewsJuly 3, 2007 Drilling for non-ferrous mining samples will continue on schedule this summer on or near Birch Lake near Babbitt, a longtime minerals exploration expert told the St. Louis County Board Tuesday. Ernie Lehmann, a director with… Read More ›

Ely area looking good for metals

Duluth News TribuneMay 19, 2007 Duluth Metals, a metals exploration firm, says that six new drill holes near Ely show signs of high-grade copper, nickel and platinum group metals. "We're highly encouraged by what we see," said Christopher Dundas, chairman… Read More ›

PolyMet considers shipping bulk ore

Duluth News TribuneMay 17, 2007 PolyMet Mining Co. is considering mining and shipping ore from its proposed copper-nickel and precious metals mine near Hoyt Lakes even as it builds processing facilities at the site. Permits for the $380 million project… Read More ›

Minnesotans have a chance to think globally, mine locally

Duluth News TribuneApril 7, 2007 Northern Minnesotans will soon be asked to weigh in on an important decision that will have long-term effects on the area: How should we steward the immense copper-nickel-precious metal resources that occur between Babbitt and… Read More ›

Flambeau Says It Has Restored Ladysmith

Associated Press March 19, 2007     WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) – A decade after digging a huge open pit in northwest Wisconsin to mine nearly 1.9 million tons of mostly copper ore, a mining company says the land has been restored to… Read More ›

21st Century Minerals Fund bill laid over

By Danielle Cabot, Mesabi Daily NewsFebruary 28, 2007 ST. PAUL – A bill to replenish the 21st Century Minerals Fund was laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus development package in the Senate Economic Development Budget Division on Wednesday.… Read More ›

2 important questions: 1 for Green, 1 for Blue of alliance

Editorial, Mesabi Daily News February 26th, 2007 Wednesday night there will be a meeting at the Mesabi Range Community College in Virginia sponsored by the Blue-Green Alliance of Minnesota, which is a partnership of the Steelworkers and the environmental Sierra… Read More ›

About Mining Minnesota

MiningMinnesota is an initiative driven by a diverse coalition of organizations, companies and individuals committed to sustainable and environmentally responsible non-ferrous (non-iron) mining development in Minnesota. MiningMinnesota works with local citizens, businesses and other organizations to bring growth and job… Read More ›

Polymet project draws friends and foes

By Stephanie Hemphill, Minnesota Public RadioFebruary 8, 2007 About 100 supporters and critics of a proposed copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota got together in Duluth last night to talk about the project. Polymet Mining Company is working on detailed studies… Read More ›