PolyMet’s NorthMet Mine would be south of Babbitt and northeast of Hoyt Lakes in the Superior National Forest. This open pit mine would be located in the crook of the Partridge River and the 100 Mile Swamp. The mine would drain 1,200 acres of wetlands and move five billion tons of waste rock. Ore would be hauled by rail for processing with new equipment inside the old LTV taconite plant just north of Hoyt Lakes. This project is the furthest along of the sulfide mines. Sierra Club members toured the mine and processing sites on July 16, 2005.
- July 2005 - Site tour and photos
- Sierra Club Comments on Draft Scoping Decision Document and Scoping EAW
- Minnesota DNR Scoping Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for PolyMet Mining/NorthMet Project