In waste rock, mining companies find opportunity and jobs
Grand Rapids, Minn. – The rising price of iron ore and other metals in the last decade has led mining companies to an important discovery: there's money to be made in what was once considered waste.
Minnesota's Iron Range is littered with the legacy of 130 years of iron mining. Mine pits, enormous waste rock piles and tailings basins dot the landscape.
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