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Polymet Mining


Erie Plant formerly owned by LTV Steel Mining Company.



Tapping the potential of the Duluth Complex

The Duluth Complex contains the world's largest undeveloped deposits of non-ferrous metal. These copper-nickel-cobalt-platinum-palladium-gold deposits are in a belt stretching 30 miles just south of the eastern end of the historic Mesabi Iron Range-the major source of iron ore for the domestic steel industry for more than 100 years.

PolyMet's project is comprised of two significant assets: the NorthMet deposit and the Erie Plant formerly owned by LTV Steel Mining Company, which is an iron ore processing facility six miles west of the deposit, connected by a private railroad.


DNR: Polymet's Mining Plan Meets Standards

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota DNR's final environmental review for Minnesota's proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine says the company's proposal meets the state's environmental and health standards. The 3,500 page report, known as a final environmental impact statement, or EIS, is a 10 year study that found PolyMet's plan is sound enough to protect the state's natural resources.


Polymet Mining

The document says mine runoff would not reach the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness or Voyageurs National Park, which has been a concern raised by critics. It also said PolyMet would employ state of the art technology to maintain air quality and reduce harmful emissions. 

"It's been thoughtful, objective and thorough. We've really turned this upside down, inside out, backward and forward to take a look at it," said Tom Landwehr, MN DNR Commissioner.

Landwehr compared the process to an inspection when someone buys a house, pointing out strengths and weaknesses. He emphasized the environmental review is not a recommendation for the project, neither for nor against the construction of the open pit mine.

"We are truly neutral, either support or are opposed to the project," said Landwehr.

Landwehr said PolyMet would have to make sure that all cleanup costs are covered after the mine closes, which would be determined during the permitting process. The report also said wastewater treatment plans must be kept in place indefinitely.

That's the boiling point for environmental groups opposed to the project.

"We are talking about a water treatment model that is based on data the company built and the DNR has never independently verified – there is a lot to be concerned about here," said Kathryn Hoffman, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy attorney.

As the DNR claims it has acted independently, Hoffman says Minnesotans shouldn't believe it's safe.

"That's right, because that claim is based on faulty data, because it's PolyMet's data," said Hoffman.

PolyMet faces an extensive process, more than 20 permits, according to Landwehr, who said it's still too premature to determine whether the project will move forward.

PolyMet President and CEO Jon Cherry called the final environmental review a huge milestone and in a press release, said "The Final EIS demonstrates that PolyMet can mine and process copper, nickel and platinum group metals in a manner that complies with the law, protects the environment and creates hundreds of high-paying jobs in northern Minnesota while creating value for shareholders."

Governor Mark Dayton visited mines in South Dakota and Michigan ahead of his decision whether to advance copper and nickel mining on the Iron Range and has described the decision as one of the most difficult he'll make in his career. He said he also require an exhaustive financial review of the company.

The $650 million dollar project would be located in the St. Louis River watershed on the eastern edge of the Mesabi Iron Range, about 6 miles south of Babbitt and about 1 mile south of the existing iron-ore Northshore Mine. Processing of the ore would take place at a former industrial site, the LTV steel plant in Hoyt Lakes.

Concerns can be addressed in a 30-day public comment period. The agency will determine early next year, likely in February, whether the review is adequate. Then the company can start applying for permits.


Providing Metals used in daily life

After years of environmental research and project development, PolyMet is poised to begin mining in Minnesota's Duluth Complex-which contains one of the world's largest undeveloped non-ferrous metal deposits.

PolyMet will mine and process metals used in daily life, including:

  • Copper - construction, plumbing and electric wiring.
    Nickel - stainless steel and rechargeable batteries.
    Cobalt - household magnets and hybrid vehicles.
    Platinum & palladium - catalytic converters that reduce automobile pollution.
    Gold - jewelry, dental and medical applications, computers and electronics.

PolyMet is working to complete the environmental review and permitting in 2010 and expects to begin construction in 2010.

The publicly traded mine development company with operational headquarters in Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota, with an executive office in Vancouver, British Columbia. Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE-AMEX: PLM) and Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: POM).

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Edina Rotary Club Meeting - Polymet Mining - 03/20/14



Minnesota DNR  Polymet Mining/Northmet Project FEIS now DONE!

US Forest Service

Links to draft record of decision issued by the US Forest Service regarding the land exchange.!ut/p/c5/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3gDfxMDT8MwRydLA1cj72BTUwMTAwgAykeaxRtBeY4WBv4eHmF-YT4GMHkidBvgAI6EdIeDXIvfdrAJuM3388jPTdUvyA2NMMgyUQQAyrgQmg!!/dl3/d3/L2dJQSEvUUt3QS9ZQnZ3LzZfS000MjZOMDcxT1RVODBJN0o2MTJQRDMwODQ!/?project=33908


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#7818  Sticky Note Moderator note: Again... tdbowieknife 09/15/17 08:39:25 PM
#8185   Not eternal Optimus! Just confidence in my Connsm 11/21/17 09:01:13 PM
#8184   Thanks for posting again you eternal optimist! We Greg444 11/21/17 04:56:22 PM
#8183   Ha ha. Sometimes I think they get waterfrozen 11/21/17 12:26:16 PM
#8182   Sorry sorry sorry I don't want the facts Connsm 11/21/17 12:20:49 PM
#8181   but, but, but...according to W. Legacy, just recycling waterfrozen 11/21/17 11:59:46 AM
#8180   Copper global usage will be over 200%-413%! We Connsm 11/21/17 11:54:42 AM
#8179   Agree--100%. They were waiting for Dayton to waterfrozen 11/21/17 11:25:10 AM
#8178   Bingo they're all sing the same song now! Connsm 11/21/17 10:45:58 AM
#8177   So are you trying to say that the waterfrozen 11/21/17 10:23:00 AM
#8176   Trick Trick Follow the media's bouncing ball! They all are saying Connsm 11/21/17 09:07:41 AM
#8175   As of oct 20th. Making progress then. trickledownfacists 11/20/17 09:05:53 PM
#8174   It's coming! Connsm 11/20/17 08:27:58 PM
#8173 Greg444 11/20/17 07:28:31 PM
#8172   Franken threw himself under the bus with his Greg444 11/20/17 07:24:16 PM
#8171   Something has got to give with HR 3115 trickledownfacists 11/20/17 05:58:36 PM
#8170   Hahahahaha..... don't worry myman you're not alone in jrsh 11/20/17 03:14:55 PM
#8169   Yup trickledownfacists 11/20/17 01:57:48 PM
#8168   I have found a way to make millions Greg444 11/20/17 01:56:55 PM
#8167   In other news, Emmer's HR 3905 is up waterfrozen 11/20/17 12:59:28 PM
#8166   Apologies to Greg for not answering an earlier Galingale 11/20/17 12:28:19 PM
#8165   Interesting. With adjacent property that isn't in waterfrozen 11/20/17 09:49:17 AM
#8164   I wouldn’t be surprised if financing comes from Z-Axis 11/19/17 12:59:58 PM
#8163   "There was even discussion at the time of trickledownfacists 11/18/17 10:28:29 PM
#8162   I have a response, but I am too Greg444 11/18/17 02:50:06 PM
#8161   Both sides are worthless at this point. waterfrozen 11/18/17 02:47:16 PM
#8160   Maybe, just two days? Talking to myself again..... Greg444 11/18/17 01:00:43 PM
#8159   Congress is in session for three more days Greg444 11/18/17 12:49:55 PM
#8158   easy for them to keep it down with jrsh 11/17/17 04:57:20 PM
#8157   It would have naturally went up today. Buyers Greg444 11/17/17 03:52:13 PM
#8156   I’m holding 50% of PLM for a long freshfrom/pol/ 11/17/17 12:39:28 PM
#8155   puzzled but still hoping :-) jrsh 11/17/17 03:26:22 AM
#8154   Nak goes down by TDay mrplmer 11/16/17 05:56:43 PM
#8153   It will happen. I've got more invested waterfrozen 11/16/17 03:50:50 PM
#8152   I guess so.... well, fingers crossed for the freshfrom/pol/ 11/16/17 03:44:43 PM
#8151   I am more apt to buy into day waterfrozen 11/16/17 03:42:49 PM
#8150   Short sales and environmentalist goofs? Greg444 11/16/17 03:31:08 PM
#8149   That corporation being Glencore? I just don't waterfrozen 11/16/17 03:26:55 PM
#8148   We all know it is being held at Greg444 11/16/17 03:18:13 PM
#8147   How do you monitor this information? Or freshfrom/pol/ 11/16/17 03:17:08 PM
#8146   Funny you mention this... waterfrozen 11/16/17 02:51:30 PM
#8145   We wonder why we can not get a Greg444 11/16/17 02:39:22 PM
#8144   Al Franken stories abound today. Let's get rid mrplmer 11/16/17 02:28:12 PM
#8143   To add to this conversation about why nothing freshfrom/pol/ 11/16/17 01:35:59 PM
#8142   I haven't followed Plm so closely the last jrsh 11/16/17 01:09:27 PM
#8141   Yup I would agree with you. waterfrozen 11/16/17 12:32:15 PM
#8140   didn't we all think that this will end jrsh 11/16/17 12:31:47 PM
#8139   People that have attempted to hold PLM long Greg444 11/16/17 12:27:51 PM
#8138   Why would there be demand?Everybody has been punched Greg444 11/16/17 12:08:53 PM
#8137   He still brings in down to .61 almost Greg444 11/16/17 12:06:59 PM
#8136   I have given up on waiting for a Greg444 11/16/17 12:04:05 PM