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Iron Mining In the Lake Superior Basin

Iron Mining In the Lake Superior Basin

level information about how taconite mining is conducted in Michigan and Minnesota, where active taconite mines are located. This documents intent is twofold first, to inform readers about the process and some of the impacts associated with taconite mining

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Gogebic Taconite LLC former mining project Wisconsin

Gogebic Taconite LLC former mining project Wisconsin

Mar 24, 2014 Gogebic Taconite, LLC, was considering development along a four-mile stretch east of the community of Mellen. However, the DNR received a preapplication withdrawal letter from Gogebic Taconite, LLC, on March 24, 2015 PDF for the ferrous mining project located in Iron and Ashland County. The letter follows the February 2015 closing of the ...

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Gogebic Taconite Mine Project Encyclopedia of Wisconsin

Gogebic Taconite Mine Project Encyclopedia of Wisconsin

Mining Proposal. The proposed $1.5 billion plan put forth by Gogebic Taconite, LLC. was introduced in phases. The first phase was the four mile long, approximately 600 feet deep, and 1,600 feet wide open mining pit. This open pit would have become the largest topographical feature in

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Taconite dust raises health risks in MN miners School of

Taconite dust raises health risks in MN miners School of

Dec 02, 2014 Taconite dust raises health risks in MN miners. The final report on a School of Public Health study investigating the health of Minnesotas taconite industry workers shows an association between mining dust exposure and cases of a rare cancer, and in response, urges increased body monitoring and disease prevention initiatives for employees.

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Proposed Federal Land Withdrawal Does Not Affect

Proposed Federal Land Withdrawal Does Not Affect

not affect any taconite mining operations. Taconite (iron ore) and sulfide-ore copper deposits are found in different places and different rocks. The sulfide-ore copper deposits come into contact with taconite at only one location, at the far eastern end of the Mesabi Iron Range. A planned mine pit expansion there is

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Analysis of proposed 20year mineral leasing withdrawal

Analysis of proposed 20year mineral leasing withdrawal

Jun 25, 2019 Economic impact analysis Resource extraction Recreation economy Mining economy ... ore (hematite) has been mined out, taconite mining continues, and taconite mining operations employed 3440 workers in 2016 (Minnesota Department of

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Hibbing Taconite Looking at Options to Mining

Hibbing Taconite Looking at Options to Mining

Oct 07, 2019 In December 2017, Cleveland-Cliffs which owns United Taconite in Virginia/Eveleth, Northshore Mining in Silver Bay/Babbitt, and part of Hibbing Taconite purchased or leased 3,768 acres of iron-rich land in Nashwauk. Cliffs property sits just 14 miles west of Hibbing Taconite and just yards from a rivals property in Nashwauk.

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Proposed northern Wisconsin mine brings promise of jobs

Proposed northern Wisconsin mine brings promise of jobs

Gogebic Taconite holds an option to lease a 22-mile stretch between Mellen and Upson, from Highway 77 south, with the primary focus on a 4- to 4.5-mile path that crosses the Ashland-Iron county line. U.S. Steel looked very hard at the area in the 1960s and did extensive studies, said Matt Fifield, managing director of the Cline Group, one of the nations private largest mining companies and ...

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Impact From Taconite Mining

Impact From Taconite Mining

Impact From Taconite Mining. In minnesota mining jobs are the issue at one time underground iron ore mines stretched across three iron ranges in northern minnesota but by the early 20th century it was the mesabi iron range that brought eastern european immigrants to the region to mine first a highgrade ore then taconite

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Ignoring sulfate pollution The Timberjay

Ignoring sulfate pollution The Timberjay

May 05, 2021 We recognize that plenty of good salaries depend on the continuation of taconite mining, which is undoubtedly why so many in our region appear so willing to simply pretend that the pollution that emanates from facilities like the Minntac tailings basin doesnt exist, or that its impacts are minor.

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Conflicted Over Copper PolyMet coppernickel mine has

Conflicted Over Copper PolyMet coppernickel mine has

Jun 12, 2020 PolyMet Mining, a Toronto-based company owned by Switzerland mining conglomerate Glencore, began the environmental review process in 2004. The next year, the company took ownership of an ore processing plant in northeastern Minnesota, formerly owned by LTV Mining Company and used for taconite.

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Iron Mines in Michigan NASA

Iron Mines in Michigan NASA

Aug 28, 2014 The Lake Superior Iron Ranges Geology and Mining. Accessed August 27, 2014. Cliffs Natural Resources (2014, January) Michigan Operations. Accessed August 27, 2014. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Taconite. Accessed August 27, 2014. Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Selenium Projects at Empire and Tilden Mines.

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Iron Mining Process Minnesota Iron

Iron Mining Process Minnesota Iron

The shovels place the taconite into giant dump trucks. These trucks are as big as a house and hold up to 240 tons of taconite. The trucks take the taconite directly to the processing plant, or the taconite is transported if further away. Crushing At the processing plant, the taconite is crushed into very small pieces by rock crushing machines.

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TACONITE IRON MINING IN WISCONSIN A REVIEW

TACONITE IRON MINING IN WISCONSIN A REVIEW

The majority of historical iron mining activities in Wisconsin involved the removal of high-grade (direct-shipping) ore, which was mined in several areas throughout the state. The major remaining deposits are taconite, a low-grade (typically 20-30% iron) ore that requires processing to increase the iron content and remove impurities.

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Lake Superior notes US EPA ARCHIVE DOCUMENT

Lake Superior notes US EPA ARCHIVE DOCUMENT

Mining Impacts Taconite mine, MN Duluth Superior Ore dock The mining industry is of primary concern in the Lake Superior basin this is a Lake Superiorspecific issue. We are increasingly concerned about the impact of mining on the Lake Superior ecosystem, especially with

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David DillTaconite Taconite State Trails Minnesota DNR

David DillTaconite Taconite State Trails Minnesota DNR

The Taconite Trail winds through forests of birch and aspen intertwined with pine, leading the visitor by many isolated lakes and streams. From Grand Rapids heading north, you see the impact of the taconite and iron mining industry.

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Mining Minnesota study misfires on tourism MinnPost

Mining Minnesota study misfires on tourism MinnPost

May 05, 2017 A new study produced by Mining Minnesota highlights the major impact of taconite mining on the regions economy, and contrasts that to what it claims is a much-smaller impact

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The Economic Role of Metal Mining in Minnesota Past

The Economic Role of Metal Mining in Minnesota Past

New Metal Mining for Minnesota Economic Boom or Set-Back to Diversification and Sustainability? Rising metal prices have triggered a revitalization of Minnesotas taconite mining and process-ing industry. Some of the taconite mills have upgraded their operations others have plans to do so.

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War on the Range Mining giants clash over new taconite

War on the Range Mining giants clash over new taconite

Oct 18, 2015 The mining industry is facing challenges as demand for U.S.-produced iron ore dwindles in the face of competition from foreign suppliers. For example, Cliffs idled one of its Minnesota operations, United Taconite, in late July and laid off most of the plants 420 workers. The company said at the time it wasnt sure how long the plant would be ...

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Taconite Dreams The Struggle to Sustain Mining on

Taconite Dreams The Struggle to Sustain Mining on

In Taconite Dreams The Struggle to Sustain Mining on Minnesotas Iron Range, 19152000, Jeffrey T. Manuel examines how the region fought the dislocation that came with economic changes, technological advances, and global shifts in industrial production. On the Iron Range, efforts included the development of taconite mining as a ...

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Difference between iron ore and taconite

Difference between iron ore and taconite

Difference between iron ore and taconite Products. As a leading global manufacturer of crushing, grinding and mining equipments, we offer advanced, reasonable solutions for any size-reduction requirements including, Difference between iron ore and taconite, quarry, aggregate, and different kinds of

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A brief history of Minnesotas Mesabi Iron Range MinnPost

A brief history of Minnesotas Mesabi Iron Range MinnPost

May 26, 2020 After the Taconite Amendment passed, other mining companies invested in taconite production plants and opened facilities, including Eveleth Taconite (EVTAC) in

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The Threat Save the Boundary Waters

The Threat Save the Boundary Waters

The mining industry has a long history of major infrastructure failures with catastrophic environmental impacts. Even state-of-the-art mines are at risk for this level of disaster. In August 2014, the Mount Polley copper and gold mine in British Columbia had a tailings dam breach that released 4.5 million cubic meters of toxic slurry into a ...

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CopperNickel Studies and Nonferrous Mining

CopperNickel Studies and Nonferrous Mining

Given all this interest in copper-nickel mining exploration at the time, the EQC adopted a resolution in 1974 requiring an adequate regional study examining environmental, social, and economic impacts of non-ferrous mining before the acceptance of any environmental impact studies. This resolution led to the Minnesota Regional Copper-Nickel ...

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Mesabi Iron Range MNopedia

Mesabi Iron Range MNopedia

Reserve Mining Company opens its taconite mine and plant after decades of planning and engineering to make taconite mining a profitable alternative to rapidly diminishing natural ore deposits. 1964 The Taconite Amendment, which changes the way taconite mining operations are taxed, passes after a statewide referendum.

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Realtime fine aerosol exposures in taconite mining

Realtime fine aerosol exposures in taconite mining

Feb 13, 2018 Respiratory health effects such as mesothelioma, silicosis, and lung cancer have been shown to be associated with working in the taconite mining industry. Taconite workers may also have elevated risks from cardiovascular disease (CVD), although the relationship of CVD to dust exposures at these mines has not been well-studied. Motivated by evidence from environmental epidemiological

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A casecontrol study of mesothelioma in Minnesota iron ore

A casecontrol study of mesothelioma in Minnesota iron ore

Mining and processing of taconite iron ore generate exposures that include elongate mineral particles (EMPs) of amphibole and non-amphibole origin. We conducted a nested case-control study of mesothelioma in a cohort of 68,737 iron ore miners (haematite and taconite ore miners) to evaluate the association between mesothelioma, employment and ...

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Economic Impact Analysis of the Proposed Taconite Iron

Economic Impact Analysis of the Proposed Taconite Iron

Taconite mining and processing fall under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 21221 Iron Ore Mining. According to the 1997 Economic Census of Manufacturing, in 1997, 32 establishments owned by 26 companies produced products that are categorized in NAICS 21221 (U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 2000).

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Mortality experience among Minnesota taconite mining

Mortality experience among Minnesota taconite mining

Objective To evaluate the mortality experience of Minnesota taconite mining industry workers. Methods Mortality was evaluated between 1960 and 2010 in a cohort of Minnesota taconite mining workers employed by any of the seven companies in operation in 1983. Standardised mortality ratios (SMR) were estimated by comparing observed deaths in the cohort with expected frequencies in the

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Comprehensive Assessment of Exposures to Elongate

Comprehensive Assessment of Exposures to Elongate

particles (EMP) in taconite dust and adverse health effects. Specifically, no research on exposure to taconite dust, which includes EMP, has been conducted since 1990. This article describes a comprehensive assessment of present-day exposures to total and amphibole EMP in the taconite mining

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UMD BBER Mining Economic Impact Report 2020

UMD BBER Mining Economic Impact Report 2020

Iron Mining Association of Minnesota 324 West Superior Street Suite 502 Duluth, MN 55802 218-722-7724 kjohnsontaconite.org The Bureau of Business and Economic Research extends a thank you to industry representatives from ArcelorMittal Minorca Hibbing Taconite Company Keewatin Taconite Mesabi Nugget Delaware, LLC Mining

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Iron Mining In Wisconsin

Iron Mining In Wisconsin

Gogebic Taconite, LLC, Mining Activities In the spring of 2013, the DNR issued an exploration license to Gogebic Taconite, LLC, under the new ferrous mining law. The company has obtained samples from eight exploration drill sites and is now seeking approval for further sampling. The department has created a team to review the

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Taconite History of Erie Mining Company a true gem

Taconite History of Erie Mining Company a true gem

Feb 26, 2020 Thats where Erie Mining Company came to be In 1940 under the leadership of Pickands Mather, Erie Mining Company was formed for the purpose of acquiring taconite lands and developing the necessary mining and processing techniques. In 1947 Pickands Mather announced that Erie would build a demonstration plant to make taconite ore into pellets ...

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Minnesotans opposed to new mining near Boundary Waters

Minnesotans opposed to new mining near Boundary Waters

Feb 25, 2020 That changed only somewhat in northern Minnesota, home to the Boundary Waters and the states taconite mining industry. There, 60% said

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The impact of different approaches to exposure assessment

The impact of different approaches to exposure assessment

Introduction We examined the association between cumulative silica exposures in taconite mining and non-malignant respiratory disease (NMRD) using a comprehensive assessment of current and historical exposure measurements in a cross-sectional study of Minnesota taconite mining workers. We also explored the impact of exposure measurement ...

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Taconite Dreams University of Minnesota Press

Taconite Dreams University of Minnesota Press

Taconite Dreams is a great example of how, when undertaken intelligently, local historical studies can have global reach. Jeffrey T. Manuel provides a mirror for communities across the world, from the mining regions of South Africa to the oil fields of North Dakota, through which they can assess the opportunities and threats contained in economic development strategies that rely on extractive ...

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Iron Range mines face looming recession triggered by COVID

Iron Range mines face looming recession triggered by COVID

Mar 18, 2020 Amid the spread of the new coronavirus and the likelihood of a global recession, mining companies on the Iron Range continue to staff the taconite mines and iron ore pellet plants at near-full ...

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