GREAT LAKES MINING PROJECTS
Fifteen mining facilities are currently operating, or under construction in the United States portion of the Great Lakes basin. Selected projects are listed at the right. Projects will continue to be added, so please visit often. These will include the Highland Copperwood Project, the Tiilden Mine and the Empire Mine (now idle).
Quick Facts | U.S. Geological Survey data
In 2017, the U.S shipped 46.3 million metric tons of iron ore
97% of domestic iron ore shipped from Minnesota and Michigan
The estimated price for 2017 was $75/metric ton
4500 people were employed by the industry
For more information visit individual company websites included with each entry, as well as the project's respective state agency website.
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