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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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Located near the Mesabi Iron Range, which has hosted active iron mining since 1883, the TMM complex is situated near four ports, railroads, power plants, a paved highway, and two technical colleges focused on developing tradespeople for the mining industry.
Steel's Minnesota Ore Operations on the Mesabi Iron Range in northern Minnesota include Minntac at Mountain Iron and Keetac at Keewatin.
He is eyeballing developments on northern Minnesota's historic Mesabi Iron Range where India's Essar Steel is blasting rock to build a US $1.6-billion steel slab mill atop an iron ore deposit.
For example, the Hibbing Taconite Co., an 8-million-t/y magnetite operation located in Minnesota's Mesabi Iron Range and managed by Cliffs Natural Resources, won Uptime magazine's Best Lubrication Program award in 2012; an important element of Hibbing's condition-monitoring program is the oil analysis component of its lubrication program.
It will be the first single iron ore mine-to-steel mill facility in North America and the first-ever steelmaker on the Mesabi Iron Range. Minnesota Steel will annually produce 2.5 million tonnes of unfinished steel slabs.
They will build a steelmaking complex on the Mesabi iron range in northern Minnesota.
Among the latter are triple, extra-heavy-duty, 240-st-capacity truck-bodies used on northern Minnesota's Mesabi Iron Range and Combo bodies for hauling both coal and overburden at coal mines.
Longyear's historic first diamond-drill site on the Mesabi iron range of Minnesota was the beginning of a new era in iron and mineral exploration.