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Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) is a well-recognized model for University research, innovation and outreach in which the Institute collaborates with its partners (including industry, government, universities, tribes, agencies and communities) in fostering a sustainable, more diversified economy and a healthy environment. The effort will be based on both research to make informed economic and environmental decisions and on an integrated effort to provide the range of outreach services necessary for technology development and transfer, business development and experiential learning in the context of informed environmental stewardship.

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Preliminary Evaluation of Drilling Activities in the Koochinching-Beltrami-Roseau-Lake of the Woods Counties in Northern Minnesota

Severson, Mark J; Heine, John J (2012-08)
The main objective of this project is to make a first pass evaluation of the volcanic-hosted massive sulfide (VMS) potential, through a literature search of exploration files, for a portion of the Wabigoon greenstone belt ...

Electron Microprobe Analysis of Alteration Mineralogy at the Archean Five Mile Lake Volcanic Associated Massive Sulfide Mineral Prospect in the Vermilion District of Northeastern Minnesota

Hocker, Stephanie M; Hudak, George J; Heine, John (University of Minnesota Duluth, 2003-05)
Alteration mineral assemblage mapping at the Five Mile Lake Prospect in the Vermilion District of northeastern Minnesota has identified two distinct types of alteration zones within 2.7 billion year-old volcanic and ...

Historical Use of Taconite Byproducts as Construction Aggregate Materials in Minnesota: A Progress Report

Oreskovich, Julie A; Patelke, Marsha M (2006-10)
Coarse taconite tailings and crushed taconite rock (Mesabi Hard Rock™) have been a staple of the road construction industry on Minnesota’s Mesabi Iron Range for over four decades. Comparable to trap rock in quality, taconite ...

Imagining Scientific Realities Deep Underground: Utilizing Knowledge and 3-D Geological Modeling, Fundamental Tenets of The University of Minnesota’s Proposed Institute for Underground Science and Soudan Dusel

Peterson, Dean M (University of Minnesota Duluth, 2007-03)
The ultimate goal of scientific research is to enhance knowledge, thus allowing one (or all) to imagine reality. The most renowned physicists, e.g., Nicholas Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, Max Planck, ...

Photomicrographs of the Minerals of the Central and Western Mesabi Range

Niles, Harlan B (University of Minnesota Duluth, 2009-09)
The paper consist of photomicrographs that show colors, forms, occurences, and associations of minerals of the central and western Mesabi Range. These minerals are minnesotaite, talc, stilpnomelane, greenalite, chlorites, ...

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