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Minerals and Metallurgy

Minerals and Metallurgy Research Group
NRRI solves industry challenges, identifies unique market niches and provides technical innovation.

This NRRI Research Group provides high-quality research and development programs that enable efficient, effective, environmentally viable and sustainable solutions to maximize Minnesota's mineral wealth.


  • Characterize Minnesota's mineral portfolio
  • Reduce the cost of iron ore recovery
  • Develop higher value products to strengthen our mining-related economies
  • Assist the mining industry and state agencies to define and maintain the "social licence" to operate in Minnesota
  • Support professional and workforce development

Initiative Director: George Hudak,, (218) 788-2739

For more information on this initiative, please navigate to a specific research area.