This Week in Mining

Religious Services Protest Upper Peninsula Mine

Opponents of a nickel and copper mine that recently began operating in Michigan's Upper Peninsula are planning religious services to mourn what they say will be a loss of peacefulness and a clean environment in the area.

  • Moving Highway 53: Decision on Route Soon
  • Mine Safety Violations Down
  • Essar Steel Minnesota Closes Financing to Complete Mine, Pellet Plant
  • Magnetation Begins Producing Pellets in Reynolds, Ind. 3 Months Ahead of Schedule

  • Rail Service Delays Causing Taconite Stockpiles

    Iron ore pellets that are produced near mines in northern Minnesota and transported by train to the Twin Ports are getting backed up. Industry officials worry about delivering enough iron ore to steelmakers before the Great Lakes shipping season ends.

  • Mesabi Nuggets Now Being Moved by Barge

    Nearly pure iron nuggets made on the Range are now moving to a steel mill in Butler, Indiana, thanks to the workers at Hallett Dock.

  • This September 2014 aerial photo provided by the Eagle Mine shows the mine operation in Marquette County, near Marquette, Mich. Toronto-based Lundin Mining Corp. said operations officially started Tuesday at the underground nickel and copper mine. Operations Begin at UP Nickel, Copper Mine

    Operations have begun at a nickel and copper mine in the Upper Peninsula following a 12-year legal and political struggle. Toronto-based Lundin Mining Corp. says operations officially started Tuesday and it is ramping up production of nickel and copper concentrates.

  • TriTec: Celebrating a New Era of Manufacturing

    The guys and gals at TriTec cheered as the 240-ton truck box left the shop on Tuesday, bound for work at Hibbing Taconite.