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Pilot project on Iron Range could lead to new mining

from Herald Review

Scientists say they've turned a mineral called ilmenite into titanium dioxide, a valuable part of numerous consumer products, in a pilot project on the Iron Range. The successful pilot could open the door to more than 100 years of mining, though not on the large-scale of northeast Minnesota's taconite industry. Scientists announced the results of the project on May 25, one year after the Natural Resources Research Institute of the University of Minnesota-Duluth received $600,000 in research grants. more


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