Tom Emmer talked at Duluth Metals in Ely with Mayor Roger Skraba about growing mining jobs in the Iron Range on Friday, August 6, 2010.
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Five underground iron mines operated in Ely, Minnesota over eight decades. The miners and the mines contributed to the building of a community and the production of steel to build America. Over half of the ore extracted in Ely came from the Pioneer Mine. When those mines ceased operations, another clear Minnesota lake was created. Here's how the mining was done. Written by John B Pouchnik and Doug Luthanen Produced by Doug Luthanen Original theme song "Hematite" by The Forty Miners Visit the Ely Miners Memorial in Ely, MInnesota. Their work must be remembered. copyright 2014
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This is the third video in a series explaining where to find gold and other rare minerals in all 50 states. This video is about the beautiful state of Minnesota! Our goal is to help people living in or visiting Minnesota to go out, explore, and prospect. This video is the subject of the metals, minerals, and fossils there are to find in the state. The fore mentioned minerals in this video consist of Gold, Nickel, Copper, and Platinum group metals, Lake Superior Agate, Fortification Agate, Water Level Agate, Eye Agate, Peeled Agate, Seemed Agate, Water Washed Agate, Pipestone, Thomsonite, Binghamite (only native to Minnesota), and many types of Fossils which include Oysters, Snails, Sharks Teeth, Clams, Algae, and more. The areas in which these minerals can be found in are the Zumbro River, Oronoco, Lake Vermillion, Trout Lake, Soudan, Ely, Rainy Lake, International Falls, Cook, Cook County, Babbitt, Historic Vermillion Iron Range, Embarrass, Lake Superior, Moose Lake, Pipestone, Cuyuna Iron Range, Crosby, and Crow Wing County. LINKS TO BOOK AND PAY-TO-DIG SITE Agates of Lake Superior: Stunning Varieties and How They Are Formed: http://a.co/84XdaEj Hill Annex Mine State Park: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/hill_annex/fossil_tour.html ENJOY THIS VIDEO? SUPPORT US WITHOUT PAYING A DIME! SUBSCRIBE! It takes us hours a week to document our journey on our YouTube channel. If you enjoy watching our videos and want to help us to produce more of them, please subscribe and you can help us without spending a dime! HELP SUPPORT TAKING ON THE MAMMOTH, With Cool Gear, Purchase amazing crystals, gemstones, and handcrafted jewelry at: http://www.hardluckminingcompany.com/ Find All The Blackfoot Vinyl Products online at: https://blackfootvinyl.com/ GET SOCIAL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hardluckminingco/ Mining Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hardluckminingco/ Vinyl Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blackfootdoug/ EQUIPMENT USED TO PRODUCE OUR VIDEOS Camera #1: http://a.co/6teiGWL Camera #2: http://a.co/4rHFChB 18-55mm lens f/3.5-5.6G: http://a.co/1v4GiQ5 Rode Video GO Lightweight Microphone: http://a.co/e0wlckL Pro-master 7100 Tripod: http://a.co/aGGGDkd Compact Tripod: http://a.co/awy9VTJ HornetTek 2TB SuperSpeed External Hard Drive : http://a.co/4jxci0d PNY Elite-X 32GB microSDHC Micro SD Card: http://a.co/dXl63bC PNY Elite-X 64GB microSDXC Micro SD Card: http://a.co/gy9gKGe Alienware Laptop NVIDIA: http://a.co/f5Dg49O Lenovo All-in-One Touchscreen Desktop: http://a.co/cLSllde Editing software: http://www.vegascreativesoftware.com/us/vegas-pro/ EQUIPMENT USED TO MINE Estwing Geo/Paleo Pick: https://www.blackcatmining.com/mining-equipment/geo-pick.cfm Estwing ERC-12C Geology Chisel: https://www.blackcatmining.com/rockhounding/erc-12c.cfm Mining Claim Signs: https://www.blackcatmining.com/mining-equipment/mining-claim-sign.cfm ALPS OutdoorZ Commander + Pack Bag: http://a.co/6b5VdBa The Backside by Black Pine Xterno II Backpack: http://a.co/8MWDfSm CUSCUS Army 3 Day Assault Backpack: http://a.co/1epc7SK Garmin GPSMAP 64st, TOPO U.S., GPS, GLONASS: http://a.co/dHqPRid Garmin 64st CASE COVER: http://a.co/aaWeM6r Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel: http://a.co/5P94xNr EasyAcc 20000mAh Portable Charger Power Bank: http://a.co/0LE4c4j 4 Piece Set of Aerosol Air Horns (LOUD NOISE MAKER): http://a.co/0ZktDfC CREDITS: Nicolai Heidlas – 2017 https://soundcloud.com/nicolai-heidlas By Tubifex - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7870162
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I traveled recently to Grand Rapids Mn to help out with a welding project at Ponsse. There main man was out west so I filled in. I got the work done and decided to take a day and drive up the Ely Mn and explore. This may be a little boring but it wasn't for me. I enjoyed the drive through the iron range. Please like, share, and Subscribe.
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Stains of Toil (Ely Miners Memorial) They came from Ljubljana, sailed from Trieste From Finland and Cornwall, then they came west. They heard of the place they all looked for Where under the forest hid rich iron one. They went to the captain and in their own way They hired on quickly -- started that day. They crowded in cages and went underground And built a future for family and town. CHORUS Those were the miners who left behind The stains of toil from the ore they mined Their work, their aches, chills and pain Built our city and the lives we gained. They drilled and then blasted raises and drifts And nights merged with days on rotating shifts They worked on contract and earned their pay Respecting the bosses but having their say. They built our houses and drank in saloons And boisterously sang their old country tunes And loved their families and gave us more Than eighty-eight years of hematite ore. CHORUS The underground mines they hummed with pride Deeper they dug and ever more wide They built our schools -- won a war Scraping and tugging the blue iron ore. The mines are still -- yet ore remains. We must remember our fortune and gains. Miners who came here and sweated and died Built our foundation and gave us our pride. A toast to the miners who left behind The stains of toil from the ore they mined. Performed by The Forty Miners: George Faber, Tim Snow, and Doug Luthanen Copyright Doug Luthanen 2013 Visit the Ely Miners Memorial
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Before the PolyMet Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Sen. Senator David Tomassoni, Sen. Tom Bakk, and Rep. Tom Rukavina strongly favor it. Bakk and Rukavina are DFL Governor candidates. All not only argue jobs, but offer multiple green arguments too. After the DEIS presentation, I talk to Ely Mayor Roger Skraba about the PolyMet, and other prospective non-ferrous mines.
Views: 630 Michael McIntee
LINK to Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=oIxDGfKAVYk While escaping an early Fall snowstorm in remote Nevada, we managed to find the upper and lower adits of the Duluth Mine. It's in danger of being destroyed by nearby pit mining operations, so we wanted to document as much as possible, while still being mildly entertaining. The Duluth is an old gold mine, founded sometime in the early 1900's, and often referred to as the Bruner, or one of several other names. It doesn't have quite the storied history of other mines in the area, but it was interesting to visit, even if it we had to make it hasty. Once again, I have to say - the BFG AT KO2 tires on the Blue Ox did a fine job, and all 3 trucks on this trip were running that tire in various sizes. https://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/tire/bf-goodrich/all-terrain-t-a-ko2 To answer a couple of questions, we use the Honeywell BW Clip gas meters to make sure the mine atmosphere is safe. http://www.honeywellanalytics.com/en/products/BW-Clip They can be had brand new for short money, and they can be had for even less if they have already been activated. For example, you can find them on eBay for $30-$45 with 20-22 months left on them. Pretty slick!
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A proposed northern Minnesota mining project that is politically and environmentally controversial has cleared a big hurdle, but still has a long way to go before construction can begin. On Thursday, Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources deemed the PolyMet mine’s Final Environmental Impact Statement “adequate”. The study and approval took six years. Leaders from Minnesota environmental organizations, and even Governor Mark Dayton, argue there is more work to be done. At a press conference, Dayton noted that with the approval of the PolyMet final environmental impact statement, government officials, PolyMet, and others can begin the real work of making sure the proposed Northmet copper mining project helps bolster Minnesota’s economy, while also preserving and sustaining the environment. PolyMet’s next steps are the completion of 23 permits at the local, state, and federal level. “That’s where the real environmental review, as far as I am concerned, is going to take place to determine that this is going to be a project that will be entirely as safe as humanly possible for the environment now and in the years to follow and furthermore, that the company will commit to the hard currency necessary to guarantee Minnesotans that if something were to go untoward during the life of the project, which is estimated to be about 20 years thereafter, that burden will not fall on Minnesota taxpayers. This rigor begins now and we’ll proceed from there,” Governor Dayton said.. Dayton says the state is also preparing for a lawsuit. He expects the losing side will sue. His administration will have final say on approving the project and he says he remains “genuinely undecided” on approving it. So environmental groups are urging concerned citizens to contact the governor to express their opinion. Minnesota environmentalists remain concerned that the proposed mine will have a longstanding effect of Minnesota’s waterways. “The DNR announced that they found the Environmental Impact Statement to be adequate. We are not surprised by that decision, but we are disappointed, because there is still a whole host of unresolved issues that Minnesotans have been bringing up over and over again,” said Aaron Klemz Advocacy Director for Friends of the Boundary Waters. Klemz called the DNR's OK "premature" and said the permitting phase of the project is not as transparent and could lead to "back room" discussions between regulators and PolyMet that the public will not be able to see. Klemz believes there are two main problems with the proposed mining project: the unknown direction of the waterflow and its potential impact on the Boundary waters, as well as the lack of protection for the 8,000 acres of wetlands found at the proposed mine site. According to the environmental impact statement, the proposed mine would cause 41,000 tons day waste rock, disturb 2,177 acres vegetation, and impact both lynx & wolves. It would also bring a total of 800 jobs to the area, of which 360 would be full-time, and the remaining would be temporary construction jobs. PolyMet is planning on mining for copper, nickel, and other precious metals for upwards of twenty years. The Sierra Club Northstar Chapter also released a statement today, “This determination is disappointing, given the enormous risks of PolyMet’s deeply flawed sulfide mine proposal and the many questions left unanswered by the Final Environmental Impact Statement. The FEIS failed to fully evaluate pollution risks and health impacts and shows that the project would pose an unacceptable threat to Lake Superior – degradation of surface water, groundwater, and wetlands, and harm to endangered and threatened wildlife,” says Margaret Levin, the Sierra Club State Director. The final environmental impact statement was a 3,500 page document. It received 58,000 comments from Minnesotans and was discussed by 4,000 Minnesotans in three public hearings held in 2014. The proposed mine site is in ...
Views: 105 Michael McIntee
http://www.GoPolyMet.com: PolyMet Mining plans to build a safe, modern copper-nickel mine in the center of the Iron Range -- right where Minnesotans have been mining key resources for generations. It will launch a whole new era of prosperity on the Iron Range by mining essential metals while, just as importantly, protecting Minnesota's woods, water and wildlife.
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In a public commissioners' meeting in Duluth on Jan. 5, 2016, Tom Rukavina said he was worried about jobs after getting a phone call from an unnamed Mesabi Academy administrator. Full story: http://www.apmreports.org/story/2016/05/02/mesabi-academy "We don't need the Iron Range to lose another 126 jobs," he said, referring to the number of jobs at Mesabi Academy and the economic risk to the Iron Range. "If St. Louis County doesn’t continue as the host county ... it might screw everything up."
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Soudan mine is known as Minnesota's oldest, deepest, and richest iron ore mine. It was closed in 1962 but is now open as a state park. Visitors can today travel 2,341 feet below the surface on an 80-year old electric hoist through shaft #8. The ride is fairly scary. Underneath visitors ride 1/2 mile to view some mining chambers. Aunt Annie told Sammy that we were going to see the Joker in the BatCave (currently, Batman and Superman are all that matters to Sammy). When we went to get into the rickety 80-year old electric hoist, Sammy was afraid to go, until our tour guide told him that she had already taken care of the Joker. We'll post some video at a later time. Oh, and there were bats down there too!
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http://www.GoPolyMet.com: The PolyMet project will create well-paying jobs that offer benefits to a wide variety of people, from hotel managers to truck drivers, says Kevin Pylka, PolyMet Mining manager of environmental permitting and compliance. He explains how the City of Hoyt Lakes is eager for the mine to begin and how, as an engineer who has looked at the plans, he is confident the copper-nickel mining, also called sulfide mining, project will protect the environment.
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Ely City Council members look for a way to finance Up North Jobs, a Non-Profit Corporation setup to combat the inroads made by groups and individuals in protecting Northeastern Minnesota from Sulfide Mining Pollution. (Some of the presenters could not be understood in person, and the edited audio could not make up for their lack of volume or clarity-for those segments please fast forward) One question asked toward the end of the meeting was responded to with, in essence, no questions at this time, come back later if you want and make your presentation to the council.
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Mike Hillman talks about Ely's Mining and Logging History from 1888-1967. Presented at VCC on a cold winter's eve (toward what we hoped was the end of a record breaking winter of consecutive days below zero) with slides from the Braunell collection graciously loaned by the Ely Winton Historical Society.
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The RockStrong™ coring system features a unique swivel assembly that is the most robust coring tool on the market. It was initially designed for extreme conditions such as deep gas wells. In this type of environment, we identified the need for a stronger coring tool that that can withstand very high vibrations, both physical and harmonic, that the coring tools are subjected to when coring very hard and abrasive rock. © 2014 Halliburton. All Rights Reserved.
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In a speech at Vermilion Community College in Ely, Minn., author and filmmaker Bill Carter talked about copper mining and the copper industry around the world. He talked about what he learned in doing research for his book "Boom Bust Boom" and his concern for his family and friends in Bisbee, Ariz., and Bristol Bay, Alaska. He concluded, due to the always-present extremely large piles of hazardous waste material generated by copper mining, there are some places where copper mining absolutely should not be done. Bristol Bay in Alaska and the Arrowhead Region of Northeastern Minnesota are two such places. It is too late for Bisbee, Ariz., and numerous other historical copper mining districts as the permanent damage to the land and water has already been done.
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Kelsey Johnson, President of the Minnesota Iron Mining Association, joined the Energy Matters radio show on November 1 to discuss the impact energy has on Minnesota's iron mining industry as well as the downstream impact on jobs and goods produced by steel.
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Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) joined Fox News Channel's Fox @ Night to discuss mining in Minnesota and the need to reverse the last-minute actions by the Obama administration to stop exploration of some of the most valuable precious metal deposits in the world.
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Sustainable Ely presented a talk by Dr. Tom Power who as a Princeton educated economist for 45 years has studied the economic impact of mining on small communities. He presented the Costs and Benefits associated with mining in Minnesota. The P.R. from mining companies and even the push from most of our politicians only looks at the Benefits associated with mining. Dr. Power points out the economic facts of mining that all decision makers should be fully aware of but may not be.
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Minnesotans looking to strike it rich need not look any further than our own backyard, Rachel Slavik reports (3:09). WCCO 4 News At 10 – March 27, 2016
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Milford Mine Memorial Park, about two miles north of Crosby, MN, has officially opened. The park honors the 41 miners who lost their lives in Minnesota’s worst mining disaster. Widseth Smith Nolting worked closely with Crow Wing County Natural Resource Manager Bryan Pike to make the park a reality. With only 15 minutes of work left on February 5, 1924, a shaft collapsed allowing water and mud to rush in and quickly fill the 200-foot-deep mine. Only seven miners managed to escape to the surface. The park is an homage to the Milford Mine workers and the families they left behind. Access posed one of the major challenges to developing the park. Several bodies of water and wetlands surround the disaster site. WSN designed a 450-foot boardwalk to allow visitors to cross Milford Lake and reach the area where the shaft house was located. The boardwalk and crushed granite trail system are ADA compliant and provide access for all users. Picnic shelters, canoe launches, and multiple informative kiosks round out the park amenities. WSN provided architectural, civil engineering, structural engineering, and land surveying services. The park provides a peaceful setting for reflection and recreation. The informative displays located throughout the park help visitors uncover the rich history of the Cuyuna Range, Milford Mine, and the memory of those who perished.
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Comparing the topics discussed in this panel discussion with the topics of concern today, one can see how little progress has been made in the contentious fight about the propriety of Copper Sulfide Mining in this water rich region of North Eastern Minnesota. The animosity between the two opposing views was palpable. Frank Ongaro, from Mining Minnesota and the only industry representative there, showed a slide of an old Van that belonged to an activist against Sulfide mining and he joked, "...hope they have a catalytic converter." Why were mining companies taking pictures of activists vehicles and why were they showing those publicly with snide comments? Welcome to the reality of mining Minnesota. July 19, 2008 Filmed by Chris Perry for Ely's Governmental Access Cable channel. Sponsored by a group of Ely Lake Associations with the disclaimer that "No one was taking sides...that this discussion was for informational purposes only."
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Brad Moore explains the importance of our Permit to Mine application. It’s the last major permit application we need to submit to build and operate Minnesota’s first copper-nickel mine, which will create good jobs and positive economic impact for northeastern Minnesota families.
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Environmentalists are bracing for the worst next month when Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources will release its final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed PolyMet copper mine in northern Minnesota. "If we don't say it now, they will try to ram it through," says Aaron Klemz, Communications Director for Friends of the Boundary Water Wilderness which organized a #StopPolyMet rally on Tuesday. Klemz says despite public opinion being against the mine, environmentalists are "swimming upstream" because the DNR is pushing the proposal. Klemz says 58,000 people responded during the DNR's public comment period and 98% were against building the mine. Environmentalists are against the mine because there is no guarantee that runoff from the mine won't leach into the water. Klemz says Minnesota is at the "top of the hill" for three major watersheds in North America and the proposed site for the PolyMet mine sits on two of those watersheds. "Why in the world are thinking of threatening our water?" said an environmental activist who rode her bike to the rally. "It's never been done safely." Klemz also says the economic impact of the mine will not be anything like the mining of old that employed thousands of people. PolyMet says the mine will create 350 permanent jobs. The plant that PolyMet will reuse to support the mine used to employ 3,000 people in 1971. "The mining industry has changed,"says Klemz. "It's automating and its requiring less and less labor each year. This is not the way to build a sustainable economy in northeastern Minnesota." Governor Dayton Undecided Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has yet to make his opinion known on the project, preferring to wait until all the data for the Environmental Impact Statement is in. It's a touchy subject politically for Dayton's Democratic Farmer Labor party. Unions would very much like to see the mine built because of the jobs it promises. Environmentalists, who also make up a significant part of the DFL, would like to see it stopped. "I've got a lot of questions. ... This will be the most momentous, difficult and controversial decision I'll make as governor," Dayton told the Duluth News Tribune in August. To help in his decision, Dayton has scheduled visits to two mines — one that was recommended by mining supporters and one that was recommended by environmentalists. He will visit Gilt Edge Mine in South Dakota on Tuesday, October 27th, and Eagle Mine in Michigan on Friday, October 30th. Dayton may have some time to make decision. Three agencies, the DNR, The Forest Service and the Army Corp of Engineers, will be taking public comments on the Environmental impact statement. The public comment period will be at least 30 days and could stretch into late December. After that, the state will have until February to determine if the environmental study was adequate. If it is, PolyMet would need to apply for permits including a mining permit. DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr, who is a Dayton appointee, would decide on issuing the permit. Presumably Landwehr would take his boss' opinion into consideration.
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This video begins with Project Manager Stuart Arkley, discussing the scope of the PolyMet Copper Sulfide mine Draft Environmental Impact Statement, or DEIS, between Hoyt Lakes and Babbitt Minnesota. We discuss the size of the project in pages, dollars and years.
Views: 1660 Michael McIntee
Hey Sightseers! Let's check out an old abandoned mining cabin. In this week's v-log we get out and do some exploring in Arizona's desert including the inside of an old abandoned mining cabin. Subscribe to explore with me every week: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEtKsFeXP-DR1EHqLzzNeaQ?sub_confirmation=1 Want to find out what a typical day is like in the life of a sightseer? Check out my weekly vlogs: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLkDvDESjT-_fclvy59vofJmlXYNpsIfo Love urban & rural exploring? Check out this playlist of really cool abandoned, yet, not forgotten places in America: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLkDvDESjT-9TMGHOvci5NDKau7YoxIgP Fascinated with the supernatural? Check out this playlist of haunted places in Wisconsin: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLkDvDESjT--Z91l99TArYIfd1GqTNJhb Curious about why folks are so fascinated with the Salton Sea? Check out this playlist of Salton Sea oddities, sights, and towns: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLkDvDESjT-_UyRnVt5lykkoBFSEfLIRg Love sightseeing quirky & strange oddities? Check out this playlist of strange, unusual, or weird roadside attractions in America: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLkDvDESjT--vbVWam56oTNFrepu_dfK5 Fascinated by history? Check out this playlist of historical places in America: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLkDvDESjT-9zwbd0XfKe3KDjQ4bQv2SQ Want to "tip" the "trip jar"? You can do so through one of two ways: 1) Use your gmail via GoogleWallets at wallet.google.com OR 2) Join my exclusive Sightseeing Community on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/SightseeingSally
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Sulfide mining extracts copper, nickel, and other metals from sulfide ores. The environmental risks are much different from Minnesota's traditional iron ore mining. Here's just one reason why: when rain falls on the waste from iron mining, it makes rust; when rain falls on sulfide ore waste, sulfuric acid is produced. Sulfuric acid leaches out metals and chemicals from the waste and creates acid mine drainage which:Contaminates lakes, rivers, and groundwater; harms human health, fish, wildlife, and damages entire ecosystems
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Work continues unabated in the Lunnoye ore field in the Magadan Region, even in the most extreme cold. Watch this video to see how gold is extracted in temperatures of minus 50 degrees Celsius. http://en.rian.ru/video/20130129/179083435/Gold-From-Ice-or-How-to-Mine-Precious-Metals-at-Minus-50-Degrees.html
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http://www.GoPolyMet.com: Hoyt Lakes Mayor Mark Skelton explains how the City of Hoyt Lakes was built on mining and how the processing plant closure in 2001 has impacted the city. PolyMet Mining's proposed copper-nickel mine is a chance to rejuvenate the city and produce essential metals, all while protecting the environment.
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Corporation and Ducks Unlimited (DU) have completed the first year of a partnership aimed at conserving habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife in Minnesota. Since 2004, DU’s Living Lakes Initiative has enhanced, restored and protected managed shallow lakes and wetlands from central Iowa through northern Minnesota and provides aquatic food and habitat for migrating and breeding waterfowl. Unimin’s $40,000 donation supported those efforts. Unimin has operated two mining and processing facilities in the Minnesota River Valley for nearly 45 years and holds a unique understanding of the positive effects of lakes and wetlands. “Unimin’s support helps DU enhance waterfowl habitat and provide for improved water quality in shallow lakes and wetlands. Unimin has been an environmental steward for many years, and we’re proud to have them as a partner,” said Tim Roble, DU’s Minnesota State Chairman. By drawing down water levels, Ducks Unlimited’s Living Lakes Initiative can enhance wetland conditions, after only one or two years. “Shallow lake systems are the cornerstones of the remaining habitat we have,” said Josh Kavanagh, Ducks Unlimited regional biologist. “Unfortunately, these waters have become degraded over the years.” With many Unimin employees already active members of Ducks Unlimited, the Living Lakes Initiative provides a perfect opportunity for the company to give back and forge the partnership, as the company is dedicated to conservation and the environment. “Because our reclamation strategy fits together so well with DU’s goals, it was only natural that we partner with them and participate in the program,” said Reid Gronski, Uniminplant manager at Ottawa, Minn. Unimin and Ducks Unlimited have produced a video outlining the Living Lakes Initiative, which is available athttp://youtu.be/ySXKzZJftU4. Unimin Corporation is one of North America's leading producers of non-metallic industrial minerals, including quartz, feldspar, nephelinesyenite, olivine, calcium carbonate, clay, kaolin, lime and limestone. Its products are the essential raw materials of nearly every manufacturing process.
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Written by Bob Dylan in 1963. The sad story of a family of miners and the demise of a mining town, probably located in Minnesota, Dylan' childhood homeland. Martin D-28GE - adirondack/brazilian North Country Blues Come gather 'round friends and I'll tell you a tale Of when the red iron pits ran plenty But the cardboard filled windows and old men on the benches Tell you now that the whole town is empty. In the north end of town my own children are grown But I was raised on the other In the wee hours of youth may mother took sick And I was brought up by my brother. Oh the iron ore poured as the years passed the door The drag lines an' the shovels they was a-humming 'Til one day my brother failed to come home The same as my father before him. Well a long winter's wait from the window I watched My friends they couldn't have been kinder And my schooling was cut as I quit in the spring To marry John Thomas, a miner. Oh the years passed again and the givin' was good With the lunch bucket filled every season What with three babies born the work was cut down To a half a day's shift with no reason. Then the shaft was soon shut and more work was cut And the fire in the air, it felt frozen 'Til a man come to speak and he said in one week That number eleven was closin'. They complained in the East they are paying too high They say that your ore ain't worth digging That it's much cheaper down in the South American towns Where the miners work almost for nothing. So the mining gates locked and the red iron rotted And the room smelted heavy from drinking And the sad silent song made the hour twice as long As I waited for the sun to go sinking. I lived by the window as he talked to himself The silence of tongues it was building Then one morning's wake the bed it was bare And I's left alone with three children. The summer is gone the ground's turning cold The stores one by one they're a-foldin' My children will go as soon as they grow Well there ain't nothing here now to hold them.
Views: 2142 Lazy Shark