Cliffs Natural Resources runs DRI production test in Minn.

Apr 29, 2013 | 10:58 AM | Stacy Irish

Tags  Cliffs Natural Resources, Joseph Carrabba, DRI, direct-reduced iron, North Shore, United Taconite, Nucor, Stacy Irish

NEW YORK — Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. ran a full-scale direct-reduced iron (DRI) production test for two weeks in March at the company’s North Shore iron ore mine in Minnesota.

The Cleveland-based company produced 30,000 tons of DRI-grade pellet and will continue to test different methods using a variety of ore blends through the rest of the year, chairman, president and chief executive officer Joseph Carrabba said during an earnings conference call with analysts. "We are working closely with the companies....

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