Twin Metals Minnesota Sues Gov't Over Mineral Rights LeaseA mining company that hopes to build an underground copper-nickel mine near Ely is suing the federal government to try to keep the mineral rights leases it needs for the nearly $3 billion project to go forward.
Disagreement Over Proposed Copper Mine Near BWCAPeople for and against a proposed copper-nickel mine near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness disagree over whether it would be the answer to shoring up the area's economy.
Feds Deliver Another Blow To Twin Metals MineOne day after Gov. Mark Dayton dealt a serious blow to the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine, a federal agency has handed the company another setback.
Major Partner Won't Expand Stake In Mine Near ElyA major partner has given up the right to take a bigger stake in a proposed copper-nickel mine near Ely in northeastern Minnesota. Chilean-based mining company Antofagasta PLC said Thursday it has terminated its option to buy another 25 percent of Twin Metals Minnesota. The announcement says Toronto-based Duluth Metals Ltd. is now assuming control of the joint venture.
Projections Boosted For Copper Mine Near ElyThe company planning a copper-nickel mine near Ely has boosted its estimates of how much metal it's sitting on.