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This is a photo of the Laurentian Mine east wall showing the stratigraphy of the Biwabik Iron Formation Upper Cherty section Laurentian Mine east wall showing the stratigraphy of the Biwabik Iron Formation Upper Cherty section

Economic Geology Group

Our Economic Geology Group (EGG) focuses on the geology and mineralization characteristics of ferrous, non-ferrous, and industrial minerals of Minnesota.  This group specializes in Minnesota’s geology through basic and applied geological research and applied technical assistance to companies in the areas of detailed, site specific geological mapping, drill core logging, detailed and regional geochemistry and biogeochemistry, mine planning, ore reserve estimates, testing, and product development and other economic geology venues.  Check out our current projects including 3D visualization mapping capabilities, industrial clays, sediment remediation, volcanic-hosted massive sulfides (VHMS), gold and SEDEX exploration, copper - nickel - PGE - titanium mineralization in the Duluth Complex, and taconite aggregate research.  Downloads of our research papers are available for your use.  For detailed information, please contact EGG Manager,  Steve Hauck.