By the Numbers

Once operational, the Twin Metals Minnesota project will create thousands of construction jobs and hundreds – potentially thousands – of long-term mining jobs. The Twin Metals Minnesota project has the potential to be among the world’s largest and lowest-cost sources of copper, nickel and platinum group metals for nearly a century.

The PFS Technical Report estimates the TMM Project will create approximately 850 full-time jobs when the mine is in operation and will generate some 12 million labor hours during a roughly three-year construction period. Based on an employment multiplier calculated in a November 2012 University of Minnesota-Duluth study on the economic impacts of proposed mining projects in Northeast Minnesota, the TMM Project would generate approximately 1,700-1,900 additional indirect jobs in the region’s economy.