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Cliffs ready to produce new kind of iron pellet

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 26, 2013 at 9:44 am •  Published: April 26, 2013

The company said last year it was experimenting with producing the new pellets at both its Northshore and United Taconite facilities.

Carrabba said Thursday that Northshore has an edge because it would be easier to convert one or more of the Silver Bay plant's traditional taconite furnaces. He also said Northshore would have slightly lower transportation costs because it has its own port on Lake Superior.