On a pine farm north of the tiny city of Tamarack, Minnesota, Talon Metals has uncovered one among America’s densest nickel deposits—and now it needs to start tunneling deep into the rock to extract tons of of hundreds of metric tons of mineral-rich ore a 12 months.
If regulators approve the mine, it might mark the place to begin in what this mining exploration firm claims would develop into the nation’s first full home nickel provide chain, operating from the bedrock beneath the Minnesota earth to the batteries in electrical autos throughout the nation.
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That is the second story in a two-part collection exploring the hopes and fears surrounding a single mining proposal in a tiny Minnesota city.
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