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Mine Land Reclamation

Minerals and Metallurgy

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This program works to develop efficient and effective reclamation of historical, active and prospective mine sites.

Project collaborations include a wide variety of NRRI, University of Minnesota and industry personnel, including geologists, engineers, chemists, biologists, foresters, ecologists, hydrogeologists and hydrologists.

For more information contact Intiative Director: George Hudak,, (218) 788-2739.

Current Projects

  • Use of Duluth harbor sediments for mineland restoration
  • Assay lean ore stockpiles for economic value and ecosystem impacts
  • Peat bog restoration after harvest or disturbance