University of Minnesota
Minnesota Technical Assistance Program
http://www.mntap.umn.edu
612.624.1300

Iron Mining Resources

MnTAP offers the following case studies as examples of ways that mines can improve processes, reduce waste, and lower energy use. Additionally, we provide a list of mining industry associations that provide support and networking opportunities to iron mines.

MnTAP Intern Projects

  • Summary: Hibbing Taconite Company (2001). The company saved $260,000 by reducing ore spills by 75% (19,000 tons) through changes to equipment and maintenance schedules.

Industrial Technologies Program Assessments

  • Case Study: Coeur Rochester, Inc. [PDF 299KB]. A plant-wide assessment of Nevada Silver Mine found opportunities to improve process control and reduce energy consumption.
  • Case Study: Kennecott Utah Copper Corporation [PDF 306KB]. This facility used energy assessments to identify $930,000 in potential annual savings.

Mining Industry Associations

Other Resources

 

 

 

 

 

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