NewRange Copper Nickel LLC is a joint venture between Teck and PolyMet Mining Inc. and consists of the NorthMet and Mesaba deposits located in northeastern Minnesota, which are part of the Duluth Complex. The joint venture creates a path to develop a new domestic supply of critical metals for the low-carbon transition through responsible mining.
The NorthMet Project is located near both existing and closed iron ore mines and utilizes existing brownfield tailings storage and plant locations to minimize environmental impact. NorthMet is expected to process 29,000 tonnes of ore per day over a 20-year permitted mine life, with first production targeted for 2026.
The Mesaba mineral deposit, located in the Duluth Complex near the NorthMet Project, contains significant undeveloped copper-nickel resources. While further studies and community consultations are required to fully define the long-term development potential, Mesaba represents a strategic metal resource for North America.