"The Mining"

3M stands for Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company. Except for limited efforts to extract low-grade corundum from Crystal Bay, Minnesota, for abrasives in 1904, the company has done no mining. Nonetheless, the original name remains, even though the company letterhead was changed to emphasize 3M in 1960.

3M employees long called the company “The Mining.”

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Crystal Bay Facilities, 1906

Crystal Bay Facilities, 1906

3M stands for Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company. Except for limited efforts to extract low-grade corundum from Crystal Bay, Minnesota, for abrasives in 1904, the company has done no mining. | Source: Minnesota Historical Society View File Details Page

"Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Co." Letterhead

"Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Co." Letterhead

Original 3M letterhead. | Source: Minnesota Historical Society View File Details Page

3M Logo History

3M Logo History

A chronological history of 3M's logo identity. | Source: Minnesota Historical Society View File Details Page

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900 Bush Avenue, St. Paul [map]

Cite this Page:

Marjorie Pearson, Summit Envirosolutions, Inc., “"The Mining",” Saint Paul Historical, accessed June 28, 2017, http://saintpaulhistorical.com/items/show/356.

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