Sulfide Ore Mining Resources

This page contains links to sulfide ore mining resources that Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness has published or collaborated on. We add new documents to this page on a regular basis. The vast majority of the links on this page are to PDF documents.

Why are People Talking About Mining

Acid Mine Drainage

Boom and Bust

The Landscape

Duluth Complex

Need for Copper

Copper v Iron

Risk of Pollution

Can’t Rely on MN

The Science

Earthworks_EPA Study

Paddle to DC: A Quest for Clean Water

Twin Metals Mining and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area 
Wilderness, Risk Assessment for Underground Metals Mining

Resources specific to PolyMet

NorthMet SDEIS NMW Final

PolyMet NMW Action Alert 1_7_14

Jane Reyer Handout Jan 7 2014

DNR Effective Commenting

Economics of Ely and Northeastern Minnesota

The Economics

BWCA Wealth Generator Report

Ely by the Numbers

Ely’s Stable and Sustainable Economy / Sulfide Ore Mining

Ely, Minnesota: Gateway to Wilderness –or Mining Town?

Phillips and Hjerpe A Review of “The economic impact of ferrous and non-ferrous mining on the State of Minnesota and the Arrowhead Region”

Summary of Phillips and Hjerpe Reivew

If you have questions, or know of good sulfide ore mining resources that we should include on this page please let us know. Sulfide mining is a complicated issue and our goal is to provide people with good information about sulfide ore mining in Northeastern Minnesota.