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taconite mining in minnesota

Though taconite was identified as an iron-bearing rock on the Iron Ranges of northern Minnesota long before the 1950s, it wasn’t until then that it was profitably extracted, processed, and shipped to steel mills on the Great Lakes. As natural ore reserves were diminished, taconite became an alternative source of iron that allowed the Iron Range to continue mining operations in a changing ...

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  • Something from Nothing Taconite Mining in Minnesota

    Something from Nothing Taconite Mining in Minnesota

    Dec 13, 2020 Davis Works, Reserve Mining Company, Taconite Mining Silver Bay, MN. ca. 1955 1955“Taconite promises to save an Iron Range that is running short of iron. New technology converts low-grade taconite rock into concentrated iron pellets and Reserve Mining Company opens a mine and processing operations.” * Sometimes, our most brilliant ideas are buried.

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  • Iron Ore Facilities Cleveland Cliffs Inc. CLF

    Iron Ore Facilities Cleveland Cliffs Inc. CLF

    United Taconite. The United Taconite mine is located on Minnesota’s Mesabi Iron Range in and around the city of Eveleth, Minnesota. The taconite is mined and then transported approximately 10 miles by rail to its processing facility in Forbes, Minnesota. Cleveland-Cliffs owns 100% of the United Taconite mine and leases 100% of the mineral rights.

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  • Mine Views Minnesota's one of a kind

    Mine Views Minnesota's one of a kind

    Iron mining has shaped northern Minnesota for over 100 years. It is a vital part of the Iron Range communities. The Iron Range supplies 80% of the country’s taconite, which is used in the steelmaking process. Mining has created amazing vistas and unique …

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  • Taconite New Life for Minnesota's Iron Range slchs

    Taconite New Life for Minnesota's Iron Range slchs

    Taconite, New Life for Minnesota's Iron Range, The History of Erie Mining Company, winner of the 2021 MALHM History Award, tells the history of one of the world's first and largest taconite mines and processing plants.The fascinating history includes the pioneering research that developed a method to economically mine and process taconite.

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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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  • How taconite became a viable commercial product MinnPost

    How taconite became a viable commercial product MinnPost

    Nov 04, 2019 As taconite became a viable replacement for natural ore mining, advocates throughout the state pushed for favorable taxation for taconite mining. In 1964, the Minnesota …

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  • Major Mines amp Projects United Taconite Mine

    Major Mines amp Projects United Taconite Mine

    The United Taconite mine is located on Minnesota’s Mesabi Iron Range in and around the city of Eveleth, Minnesota. The Mesabi Iron Range is a mining district in northeastern Minnesota following an elongate trend containing large deposits of iron ore. It is the largest of four major iron ranges in the region collectively known as the Iron ...

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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 Minnesota’s Iron Range, 1915–2000, 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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  • Taconite Mining in Silver Bay A Tale of Extraction and

    Taconite Mining in Silver Bay A Tale of Extraction and

    In 1955, the Reserve Mining Company began operating in Silver Bay, Minnesota. The processing plant for Reserve’s taconite mine was situated right off the shore of Lake Superior, but in the 25 years that the company was operating, the distance between the processing plant and water’s edge slowly grew.

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  • Taconite Minnesota DNR

    Taconite Minnesota DNR

    Taconite is mined from the Mesabi Iron Range, near Hibbing, MN. Then it is processed into pellets and moved by train--or on ore boats from Duluth--to ports and steel mills around the Great Lakes region.

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  • Mining Companies Minnesota Iron Mining

    Mining Companies Minnesota Iron Mining

    Iron Mining Association of Minnesota 324 West Superior Street, Suite 502 • Duluth, MN 55802 Email: [email protected] • Ph: 218-722-7724 • Fax: 218-720-6707

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  • Mining in Minnesota Minnesota DNR

    Mining in Minnesota Minnesota DNR

    Minnesota currently has seven operating taconite plants which make the pellets. About 44 million tons of taconite pellets were shipped from the state in 1996. That's enough to fill over 500,000 railroad cars! In the past, iron ore was mined on three iron ranges - the Cuyuna, Mesabi and Vermilion - and also in Fillmore County in southeastern Minnesota.

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  • Minnesota Iron Mining News taconite.org

    Minnesota Iron Mining News taconite.org

    Iron Mining Association of Minnesota 324 West Superior Street, Suite 502 • Duluth, MN 55802 Email: [email protected] • Ph: 218-722-7724 • Fax: 218-720-6707

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  • Mining in Minnesota Who Owns the Ground Under Our Feet

    Mining in Minnesota Who Owns the Ground Under Our Feet

    Dec 16, 2013 Dec 16, 2013 Beyond rents and royalties, mining companies also pay state taxes, which totaled nearly $128 million in FY11, according to the Mining Tax Guide produced by Minnesota Revenue. The Taconite Production Tax raised $80 million for schools, counties, cities, and townships within the Taconite Assistance Area, as well as the Iron Range Resources and ...

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