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Mesabi Range

 

a center of the mining industry in northeastern Minnesota (USA), in the Lake Superior region. The most important American iron-ore basin and the North’s primary raw-material base for ferrous metallurgy. Annual extraction is about 50 million tons. In addition to rich hematite ores, lowgrade taconites (ferruginous quartzites) are mined and processed into concentrates. The key centers are Virginia and Hibbing. Exports pass through the ports of Duluth and Two Harbors.

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RailMate bogies will be parked and RailMate trailers will then be driven to the United Taconite Mine, managed by Cleveland Cliffs, in Eveleth, MN, the heart of Minnesota's Mesabi Iron Range, where Laurentian Aggregate will load the aggregate material.
is a mine development company that owns 100% of the NorthMet copper-nickel-platinum group metal deposit and 100% of a large processing facility located approximately six miles from the deposit in the established mining district of the Mesabi Iron Range in northeastern Minnesota.
The deposit and plant site are located on the Mesabi Iron Range in northeastern Minnesota.
Mittal Steel USA -- Minorca Mine is located on the Mesabi Iron Range in northeastern Minnesota.
Steel's Minnesota Ore Operations, located on the Mesabi Iron Range in northeastern Minnesota, include the Minntac plant in Mountain Iron and the Keewatin Taconite operation, 25 miles to the west.
Meantime, the NorthMet Project development, adjacent to Minnesota's prolific Mesabi Iron Range, is advancing through initial phases of state and federal environmental review and permitting.
Swearingen formerly managed the largest mining operation in North America, United States Steel's Minntac mine and plant along Minnesota's Mesabi Iron Range, serving as General Manager of Minnesota Ore Operations.
The estimated 800-million ton Northmet deposit is adjacent to the Mesabi Iron Range and is regarded as the largest undeveloped non-ferrous metal project in North America.
David Foster, director of USWA District 11 and chairman of the USWA's Iron Ore Industry Conference, expressed concern about the impact of any termination of the National Steel Pellet Company pension plan on Minnesota's already beleaguered Mesabi iron range.
The ore will come from Minnesota's Mesabi Iron Range as well as other origins.