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Exploring Geology & Engineering in a Mining Economy | WI

Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 7pm (CT) | Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, Sentry Rm, Northland College, 1411 Ellis Ave., Ashland, WI

Speakers: Donald Fosnacht and George Hudak

Two scientists from the University of Minnesota-Duluth will discuss the environmental, scientific, and economic aspects of iron and metallic mining in the Lake Superior basin. Donald Fosnacht and George Hudak of the Natural Resources Research Institute at University of Minnesota-Duluth in Duluth, Minn. will focus on unique geological formations that are driving the mining boom and how modern mines are engineered to extract and process ores into raw materials.

This presentation is part of the institutes 2014 Perspectives on Mining Series. The Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute works with Northland College and regional partners to promote stewardship, identify opportunities, deliver educational programs, and facilitate solutions that address environmental issues throughout the North Country.

For more information visit the institute’s website,

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