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Economic Geology

Minerals and Metallurgy

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The Minerals, Metallurgy & Mining Initiative is the center for economic geology studies and mineral resource characterization in the University of Minnesota system. Key resources are evaluated, including iron and manganese deposits, mineral resources associated with the Duluth Complex (copper, nickel, platinum group metals (PGM), cobalt and titanium), greenstone belt-associated mineral resources (copper, zinc, gold, silver, high technology metals), aggregate resources and clay resources.

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