Resources & Associations

Resources & Associations for Iron Mining

ironresources-2MnTAP 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