PolyMet will be the first to commercially mine copper, nickel and precious metals in the world-class Duluth Complex. Located within Minnesota’s Mesabi Iron Range, the NorthMet project features three significant assets: the deposit itself, the former LTV Steel processing facilities which will be rehabilitated for this project, and the infrastructure including existing rail, roads, utilities and established supplier networks. The NorthMet deposit will be mined by open pit methods to a depth of approximately 700 feet below surface.
Project progress – Three things to know about the NorthMet project
After more than 10 years of diligent environmental and regulatory work, we have succeeded in securing the permits we need to begin work at the NorthMet project site. We’re proud of this achievement and look forward to the increased activity and economic benefits the next phase of the project will bring to the Iron Range. Read More →