minnesota gov. mark dayton has planned trips to mines in south dakota and michigan as his administration prepares for a major decision on whether to advance copper and nickel mining on the iron range.
iron range refers collectively or individually to a number of elongated iron-ore mining districts around lake superior in the united states and canada. despite the word "range" the iron ranges are not mountain chains but outcrops of precambrian sedimentary formations containing high percentages of iron.
st. paul minn. (ap) — u.s. steel will temporarily pay less in taconite royalties to minnesota for the ore it extracts from the iron range under action taken wednesday by a board of top state
"the cuyuna iron range in east-central minnesota is unique in the lake superior region because of its large manganiferous iron-ore resources. it consists of three areas--the emily district the north range and the south range. although much smaller than the mesabi iron range to the north the cuyuna was a major producer of iron ore for 80 years.
minnesota iron mining process minnesota iron. loading unsubscribe from minnesota iron s.s. cason callaway loading natural ore at two harbors mn - 1999 - duration: 9:41.
the duluth missabe and iron range railway (dm&ir) (reporting mark dmir) informally known as the missabe road is a railroad operating in northern minnesota and wisconsin that hauls iron ore and later taconite to the great lakes ports of duluth and two harbors minnesota.control of the railway was acquired on may 10 2004 by the canadian national railway (cn) when it purchased the assets of
information on mining taconite a low grade iron ore in minnesota from the publication digging into minnesota's minerals by the minnesota department of natural resources division of lands and minerals.
in the past iron ore was mined on three iron ranges - the cuyuna mesabi and vermilion - and also in fillmore county in southeastern minnesota. today only the mesabi range still has iron ore/taconite mining taking place. clay is mined in the minnesota river valley. clay is used in making bricks porcelain tiles and medicines.