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1. Minnesota is home to one of the world’s largest deposits of copper, nickel and precious metals. 2. Copper—a critical metal needed for hybrid cars and wind turbines—is essential for a green economy. 3. There is only one active nickel mine in the U.S., yet our country consumes 202,000 tons of nickel

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Here are a few ways you can show your support for copper-nickel mining in

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New Survey Reaffirms Strong Support for Copper-Nickel Mining in Minnesota. Posted

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Mining Minnesota. PO Box 16666 Duluth, MN 55816 . Frank Ongaro Executive Director.

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What is Mining Minnesota

Mining Minnesota is committed to sustainable and environmentally responsible mining of

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Economic Growth

Mining will create significant and sustainable economic growth and stability to Minnesota

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Environmental Responsibility

Modern Mining is Responsible Mining Today’s mining process is environmentally

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Mineral Resources

Minnesota’s Vast Mineral Resources. The Duluth Complex in Minnesota is one of the

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Fast Facts

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

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Mining benefits all industries, including tourism. The region’s strong mining presence

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Protect What's Precious

Diversifying NE Minnesota's mining economy beyond iron ore Jobs. The project will

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PolyMet The Next Generation of Mining in Minnesota

Our copper-nickel mine, the NorthMet project, is modern, safe and brimming with opportunity for the state of Minnesota. Located within the established Mesabi Iron Range mining district, the NorthMet project will produce copper, nickel, cobalt and other precious metals we need to drive a sustainable future. Project Overview.

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Copper-Nickel Studies and Non-ferrous Mining - Minnesota ...

Copper-nickel mining (also known as "non-ferrous mining") in northern Minnesota is not a new issue for the state. Copper-nickel deposits have been known to exist in northern Minnesota since the 1800s, but it was not until 1948, when deposits were discovered near Duluth, that serious interest in mining these metals developed in the region.

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Should we mine copper and nickel in Minnesota to help ...

Sep 11, 2019  Sept. 11, 2019. Just as steel made from Minnesota’s iron ore powered the U.S. military to victory during World War II, supporters of copper-nickel mining in

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Minnesota’s Copper and Nickel Deposits are World Class

Mar 12, 2018  Minnesota’s Copper and Nickel Deposits are World Class. Minnesota has a long history of mining iron ore, which continues to this day. In fact, nearly 75 percent of the iron ore produced in the United States is mined in Minnesota. However, many people may not be aware of the fact that Minnesota has some of the largest undeveloped copper and nickel deposits in the world.

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New lawsuit targets Minnesota's copper-nickel mining rules ...

Jun 25, 2020  Minnesota's non-ferrous mining rules have only been used to approve one project: the PolyMet copper-nickel mine, which sits outside the Rainy River

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Conflicted Over Copper: PolyMet copper-nickel mine has ...

Jun 12, 2020  The necessity of copper. Frank Ongaro, the executive director of industry group Mining Minnesota, grew up in the town of Hibbing, where mining was a way of life. After working as president of the Iron Mining Association, Ongaro came to his current position, where he has advocated for the creation of copper-nickel mines around the state.

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NorthMet Snapshot PolyMet Mining

The NorthMet Project Overview PolyMet will be the first to commercially mine copper, nickel and precious metals in the world-class Duluth Complex. Located within Minnesota’s Mesabi Iron Range, the NorthMet project features significant assets made up of the deposit itself and infrastructure including existing rail, roads, utilities and established supplier networks. The NorthMet deposit will ...

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Explore Minnesota: COPPER, NICKEL, PGEs

PolyMet Mining Teck American. PolyMet Mining, Inc. (PolyMet) is proposing to develop a mine and associated processing facilities for the extraction of copper, nickel, and platinum group elements (PGE) from the NorthMet Deposit in northeastern Minnesota. The mine would be the first of its kind in the state.

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Sulfide Mining Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy

Minnesota has a long history of iron-ore mining. Sulfide-ore mining for copper and nickel, however, has never been attempted here. In the case of PolyMet, MCEA has led the fight for accountability and true science-based decision-making.

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New lawsuit targets Minnesota's copper-nickel mining rules ...

Jun 25, 2020  Minnesota's non-ferrous mining rules have only been used to approve one project: the PolyMet copper-nickel mine, which sits outside the Rainy River Watershed and in the St. Louis River Watershed ...

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NorthMet Snapshot PolyMet Mining

The NorthMet Project Overview PolyMet will be the first to commercially mine copper, nickel and precious metals in the world-class Duluth Complex. Located within Minnesota’s Mesabi Iron Range, the NorthMet project features significant assets made up of the deposit itself and infrastructure including existing rail, roads, utilities and established supplier networks. The NorthMet deposit will ...

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Minnesota bill calls for proof copper-nickel mining is ...

Minnesota bill calls for proof copper-nickel mining is safe. The former LTV Steel building remains as they were when the mine shut down in 2000 waiting for new life with Polymet. State lawmakers and environmental groups have unveiled a “Prove it First” law for introduction in the Minnesota Legislature that would require scientific proof ...

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Sulfide Mining Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy

Minnesota has a long history of iron-ore mining. Sulfide-ore mining for copper and nickel, however, has never been attempted here. In the case of PolyMet, MCEA has led the fight for accountability and true science-based decision-making.

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Minnesota Supreme Court hands victory to PolyMet copper ...

Feb 24, 2021  The Minnesota Supreme Court has reversed an appeals court's rejection of a critical air emissions permit for the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine and sent the

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Biden gives hope to defenders of the Boundary Waters as ...

Mar 16, 2021  “It is an irony that many mining people like to point out to make green and sustainability folks feel bad. But it is true.” The Boundary Waters sits on top of the Duluth Complex, believed to be one of the largest known undeveloped copper and nickel deposits in the world. Photo by Christina MacGillivray/Minnesota Reformer.

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Explore Minnesota: COPPER, NICKEL, PGEs

PolyMet Mining Teck American. PolyMet Mining, Inc. (PolyMet) is proposing to develop a mine and associated processing facilities for the extraction of copper, nickel, and platinum group elements (PGE) from the NorthMet Deposit in northeastern Minnesota. The mine would be the first of its kind in the state.

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Twin Metals submits formal plans for mine near the ...

Dec 18, 2019  The documents, submitted to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, lay out in detail how Twin Metals plans to mine copper, nickel and precious metals ...

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A Plan to Mine the Minnesota Wilderness Hit a Dead End ...

Jun 25, 2019  Separately, a group in Minnesota opposed to the mining, ... an estimated four billion tons of copper and nickel ore — believed to be one of the world’s largest undeveloped mineral deposits.

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Critics Say Proposed Copper Mine In Minnesota Threatens ...

Feb 11, 2020  A company in northern Minnesota wants to build an underground copper mine near a federally protected wilderness with crystal clear drinking water. Which jobs are more key: mining or

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Conservation vs. copper: Minnesota town debates its future ...

Jul 02, 2020  Ely, Minnesota, a town of 3,500 people, is a gateway to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and near the site of a proposed copper-nickel mine. At

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Talon Metals asks for more copper-nickel mining ...

Talon Metals has asked the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for permission to explore metallic mineral deposits at its Tamarack copper-nickel mining project near the Aitkin-Carlton county ...

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New lawsuit targets Minnesota's copper-nickel mining rules ...

Minnesota's non-ferrous mining rules have only been used to approve one project: the PolyMet copper-nickel mine, which sits outside the Rainy River Watershed and in the St. Louis River Watershed ...

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On Minnesota copper mining issues, Trump position is clear ...

But on one of Minnesota’s most pressing environmental concerns, opening the state to copper-nickel mining, the division isn’t quite as clear. Trump has boasted of opening up northern Minnesota ...

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Minnesota Supreme Court hands victory to PolyMet copper ...

Feb 24, 2021  The Minnesota Supreme Court has reversed an appeals court's rejection of a critical air emissions permit for the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine and sent the case back for further proceedings

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Minnesota bill calls for proof copper-nickel mining is ...

Minnesota bill calls for proof copper-nickel mining is safe. The former LTV Steel building remains as they were when the mine shut down in 2000 waiting for new life with Polymet. State lawmakers and environmental groups have unveiled a “Prove it First” law for introduction in the Minnesota

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Explore Minnesota: COPPER, NICKEL, PGEs

PolyMet Mining Teck American. PolyMet Mining, Inc. (PolyMet) is proposing to develop a mine and associated processing facilities for the extraction of copper, nickel, and platinum group elements (PGE) from the NorthMet Deposit in northeastern Minnesota. The mine would be the first of its kind in the state.

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5 Reasons for Copper Nickel Mining in MN Better in Our ...

Oct 06, 2017  The copper-nickel mining industry doesn’t seek to hide in the shadows but rather to provide the public with answers to all these questions and concerns and more within the process of opening a mine. There are five important reasons that the current copper-nickel mining project proposed by PolyMet is a smart choice for Minnesota. 1. Human Safety.

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New lawsuit targets Minnesota's copper-nickel mining rules ...

Minnesota's non-ferrous mining rules have only been used to approve one project: the PolyMet copper-nickel mine, which sits outside the Rainy River Watershed and in the St. Louis River Watershed ...

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On Minnesota copper mining issues, Trump position is clear ...

But on one of Minnesota’s most pressing environmental concerns, opening the state to copper-nickel mining, the division isn’t quite as clear. Trump has boasted of opening up northern Minnesota ...

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A Plan to Mine the Minnesota Wilderness Hit a Dead End ...

Jun 25, 2019  Separately, a group in Minnesota opposed to the mining, ... an estimated four billion tons of copper and nickel ore — believed to be one of the world’s largest undeveloped mineral deposits.

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Conservation vs. copper: Minnesota town debates its future ...

Jul 02, 2020  Ely, Minnesota, a town of 3,500 people, is a gateway to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and near the site of a proposed copper-nickel mine. At

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Critics Say Proposed Copper Mine In Minnesota Threatens ...

Feb 11, 2020  A company in northern Minnesota wants to build an underground copper mine near a federally protected wilderness with crystal clear drinking water. Which jobs are more key: mining or

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Twin Metals proposal: Not this mine. Not this location ...

Nov 23, 2019  The proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mining project “is a risk and real threat to our economy and the wilderness that we love,” he said. Nonetheless,

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"Prove it First" bill could impact copper-nickel mining in ...

Jan 13, 2021  Minnesota Mining, a pro-copper nickel mining group, said safe mining has already been proven. In a statement, they said Minnesota has a comprehensive, science-based, environmental review and permitting process. They added this legislation claims the professionals and state agencies were wrong in issuing the permits.

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The Minnesota Regional Copper-Nickel Study 1976-1979

Although copper and nickel minerals were found in northern Minnesota in the late 1800's, significant interest in mining has only begun to unfold within the past thirty years. In 1948, during construction of a United States Forest Service logging road southeast of Ely, the presence of copper-nickel

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Great Lakes Mining

The second copper-nickel mine proposal likely to reach the environmental review stage in Minnesota is the proposed Twin Metals mine, located near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. With a potential mining area covering more than 25,000 acres, Twin Metals would be the largest underground mine in Minnesota's history — and in fact one of ...

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Copper Nickel Mining Polls - Fight For Mining Minnesota

New poll shows great support of copper/nickel mining Recently a poll was conducted by Public Opinion Strategies of 400 registered voters in Cook, Koochiching, Itasca, St. Louis and Lake counties of northeastern Minnesota. The survey asked questions on support or opposition to copper/nickel mining in northeast Minnesota.

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Minnesota bill calls for proof copper-nickel mining is ...

Minnesota bill calls for proof copper-nickel mining is safe. The former LTV Steel building remains as they were when the mine shut down in 2000 waiting for new life with Polymet. State lawmakers and environmental groups have unveiled a “Prove it First” law for introduction in the Minnesota

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5 Reasons for Copper Nickel Mining in MN Better in Our ...

Oct 06, 2017  The copper-nickel mining industry doesn’t seek to hide in the shadows but rather to provide the public with answers to all these questions and concerns and more within the process of opening a mine. There are five important reasons that the current copper-nickel mining project proposed by PolyMet is a smart choice for Minnesota. 1. Human Safety.

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New lawsuit targets Minnesota's copper-nickel mining rules ...

Minnesota's non-ferrous mining rules have only been used to approve one project: the PolyMet copper-nickel mine, which sits outside the Rainy River Watershed and in the St. Louis River Watershed ...

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New lawsuit targets Minnesota's copper-nickel mining rules ...

Minnesota's non-ferrous mining rules have only been used to approve one project: the PolyMet copper-nickel mine, which sits outside the Rainy River Watershed and in the St. Louis River Watershed ...

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A Plan to Mine the Minnesota Wilderness Hit a Dead End ...

Jun 25, 2019  Separately, a group in Minnesota opposed to the mining, ... an estimated four billion tons of copper and nickel ore — believed to be one of the world’s largest undeveloped mineral deposits.

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The Minnesota Regional Copper-Nickel Study 1976-1979

Although copper and nickel minerals were found in northern Minnesota in the late 1800's, significant interest in mining has only begun to unfold within the past thirty years. In 1948, during construction of a United States Forest Service logging road southeast of Ely, the presence of copper-nickel

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Great Lakes Mining

The second copper-nickel mine proposal likely to reach the environmental review stage in Minnesota is the proposed Twin Metals mine, located near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. With a potential mining area covering more than 25,000 acres, Twin Metals would be the largest underground mine in Minnesota's history — and in fact one of ...

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Mining Of The Copper And Nickel - 1295 Words Bartleby

Minnesota is home to one of the largest deposits of copper, nickel, and other precious metals. Currently there is only one copper and nickel mine currently being used in the United States. With the U.S consuming more than 202,000 tons of nickel annually, there could be a shortage of copper and nickel in the near future. Many commonly used ...

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First copper-nickel mine in Minnesota inches forward ...

On Friday Polymet Mining (TSX:POM, NYSE:PLM) announced it has applied for a permit to mine copper, nickel and precious metals at a site in northern Minnesota known as The Duluth Complex – a rich vein of minerals stretching from about 150 miles north of Duluth to the Canadian border.

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Critics Say Proposed Copper Mine In Minnesota Threatens ...

Feb 11, 2020  A company in northern Minnesota wants to build an underground copper mine near a federally protected wilderness with crystal clear drinking water. Which jobs are more key: mining or

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Copper-nickel and titanium mining will bring huge boost to ...

Many people in Minnesota are probably aware that iron mining is a big industry in our state. Some may be aware new proposed mining operations are seeking to develop Minnesota’s copper and nickel ...

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Minerals Minnesota DNR

Advanced-stage mineral development projects in Minnesota. Copper-Nickel-Platinum Group Minerals (Cu-Ni-PGM): mining projects targeting known Cu-Ni-PGM deposits in northeastern Minnesota are in advanced stages of development. In November 2018, the state issued the first Permit to Mine for a

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Conflicted Over Copper: How the Mining Industry Developed ...

Jun 05, 2020  Conflicted Over Copper: How the Mining Industry Developed Around Lake Superior. This is the first in a three-part series that will explore the history of Lake Superior and the Boundary waters, the communities affected by two proposed copper mines, the arguments in favor and against the mines, and what the mines might mean for the future of the ...

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Sulfide Mining Sierra Club

Sulfide Mining. Since the founding of the North Star Chapter in 1968, Sierra Club volunteers have been actively involved in mining issues within Minnesota: protecting Duluth’s drinking water from asbestos-like fibers in the Reserve Mining case; copper-nickel mining, the expansion of taconite plants and processing facilities, and more recently ...

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