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More About the Minnesota Museum of Mining

More About the Minnesota Museum of Mining The Minnesota Museum of Mining is the only museum of its kind in the country, dedicated to preserving the history of the Iron Mining Industry in Minnesota as well as telling the story of the men and women who made a life working on the Iron …

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Mesabi Range - Wikipedia

The Mesabi Iron Range is an elongate trend containing large deposits of iron ore, and the largest of four major iron ranges in the region collectively known as the Iron Range of Minnesota.Discovered in 1866, it is the chief iron ore mining district in the United States. The district is located in northeast Minnesota, largely in Itasca and Saint Louis counties.

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Prairie River Minerals aims to restart scram mining on ...

 · Amid high demand and temporarily limited global supply, another new scram mining venture aims to reclaim natural iron ore on the western Mesabi Iron Range. Prairie River Minerals seeks to mine about 1.3 million tons of iron ore annually, mostly in Itasca County, hiring about 125 union workers in the process.

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Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. - About Us - Operations

Five iron ore mines located in Michigan and Minnesota produce various grades of iron ore pellets, including standard and fluxed, for use in blast furnaces. As the mines are located near the Great Lakes, the majority of the pellets are transported by rail to loading ports for shipments via vessel.

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Mining | Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Minnesota has the largest deposits of iron ore in the United States, and northern Minnesota has been mining iron ore for 130 years (26 years after Minnesota became a state in 1858). The majority of iron mined is used to make steel which has been used to build infrastructure, appliances, vehicles, and so many other things that make our modern ...

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Explore Minnesota - Iron Ore - Minnesota Department of ...

iron silicates. Iron ore mining first occurred in Minnesota on the Vermilion Iron Range in 1884 followed by the Mesabi Iron Range (1892), Cuyuna Range (1911) and the Fillmore County District (1941). The first mines on the Mesabi exploited the so-called "natural ore", which is a …

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MPR: A timeline of Minnesota's Iron Range

Taconite mining emerges as the future employment source for the Iron Range, providing jobs for 12,000 workers. The subsequent recession and trend toward mechanization reduces that number by half within 15 years. 1984: Last iron ore shipment leaves the Mesabi iron range, ending Minnesota's direct iron ore industry and confirming a difficult ...

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Iron Mining Association - Minnesota iron mining - our ...

Minnesota Iron Mining Our communities, state and nation depend on it. The Iron Mining Association of Minnesota's (IMA) mission is to promote an iron ore industry that will provide long-term growth and prosperity for all stakeholders through profitability in a competitive, global market.

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Iron Mining 2017 Documentary HD - Iron Ore Mining - YouTube

 · This HD Documentary looks at the Technology behind Iron mining. How iron mined in Minnesota is made into steel; iron weapons revolutionize warfare; military ...

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Immigration to the Iron Range, 1880–1930 | MNopedia

During the early twentieth century, the population of the Iron Range was among the most ethnically diverse in Minnesota. Tens of thousands of immigrants arrived from Finland, Austria-Hungary, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Canada, England, and over thirty other places of origin. These immigrants mined the ore that made the Iron Range famous and built its communities.

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Overview - Taconite Mining: Technology, Taxes, & Tailings ...

1979: Mining industry has completely changed over to taconite versus high grade ore mining, with 7 plants in operation on the Iron Range. 1980: Reserve Mining completes on land taconite tailings disposal and discharge into Lake Superior stops. 1986: Reserve Mining Company files for bankruptcy.

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MN iron ore: changing history for 130 years - Minnesota Brown

 · MN iron ore: changing history for 130 years. July 30, ... Today, Minnesota's 10 iron mining facilities and processing plants account for 80% of the first pour steel in the United States and are capable of shipping more than 40,000,000 tons of iron ore and concentrate a year out of Minnesota ports and on rails. Two new mining facilities are ...

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Attractions On The Iron Range | Find Exciting Things To Do

From Honk the Moose and the Iron Miner Statue, to beautiful vistas and the World's Largest Free Standing Hockey Stick and Puck, there's plenty of opportunities for great photos and fun memories. Take time to immerse yourself in the deep history of this region – and learn from the heroic past of Minnesota's Iron Range.

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Minnesota mining history - Digging into MN Minerals ...

Minnesota Mining History, Mining History, History of Mining, Gold Mining, Iron Mining, Cuyuna Range, Mesabi Range, Vermilion Range, ... Iron Ore Shipping. Soudan Underground Mine State Park. ... employee ID pins, service award pins and mine safety pins from Minnesota iron mines from the collection of David Johnson ...

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Minnesota — History and Culture - Experiential Travel Guides

Minnesota has enjoyed a fairly stable and prosperous economy since it began cutting timber and milling wood. Its mills have expanded to other sectors and added iron ore mining and shipping. Throughout its history, Minnesota has had a strong farming community. Today the state is diverse in both ...

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Explore Minnesota - Iron Ore - Minnesota Department of ...

iron silicates. Iron ore mining first occurred in Minnesota on the Vermilion Iron Range in 1884 followed by the Mesabi Iron Range (1892), Cuyuna Range (1911) and the Fillmore County District (1941). The first mines on the Mesabi exploited the so-called "natural ore", which is a …

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MINNESOTAMUSEUM OF MINING - Home

As a visitor to The Minnesota Museum of Mining, you will have the rare opportunity to climb aboard historic equipment used to mine the Mesabi Range's rich iron ore. Your experience will begin at the very unique stone castle, constructed in 1939. Browse the Museum Store, and view mining history exhibits inside the Castle.

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Mnnesota Mine Tours - Mining History Association

Spectacular remains of the rich open pit direct shipping iron ore mines. Ironworld (the Minnesota Discovery Center) is at the top left overlooking the mines. (Adapted from the December 2007 and the March 2008 Mining History News) CLICK HERE FOR THE HISTORY OF MINNESOTA'S IRON …

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Why Is Iron Mines In Minnesota Important

Minnesota Iron - Iron Mining History. Minnesota has the largest deposits of iron ore in the United States, and northern Minnesota has been mining iron ore for 130 years (26 years after Minnesota became a state in 1858). The majority of iron mined is used to make steel which has been used to build infrastructure, appliances, vehicles, and so ...

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Facts & History | Hibbing, MN

Hibbing History. Hibbing is located in the Northeast region of Minnesota in St. Louis County. Once called the "Iron Capital of the World", Hibbing traces its origins to a strong, viable mining industry. The community was established in 1893 by German miner Frank Hibbing, who discovered iron ore nearby.

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Mining Companies

Mining Companies. The following companies are currently mining or planning to mine iron ore in Minnesota. Learn more at their websites.

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Iron Mining 2017 Documentary HD - Iron Ore Mining - YouTube

 · This HD Documentary looks at the Technology behind Iron mining. How iron mined in Minnesota is made into steel; iron weapons revolutionize warfare; military ...

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History of the Iron Ore Trade : The Cleveland Memory Project

History of the Iron Ore Trade. This brief history appeared in the 1910 Annual Report of the Lake Carriers' Association. The iron ore trade is, of course, the trade of the Great Lakes, but it was not always so. The premier trade for so many years was grain, then lumber took first …

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Antique Mining Equipment

The early mining of iron ore in Minnesota was carried on with the most primitive kind of tools. The pioneers used only such equipment as could be packed from Duluth through one hundred miles of forest to the first mines on the Vermilion Range and the operations were carried on with picks, shovels, hand drills and wheelbarrows, the ore being hoisted in buckets with a horse winch and carted in ...

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Antique Mining Equipment

The early mining of iron ore in Minnesota was carried on with the most primitive kind of tools. The pioneers used only such equipment as could be packed from Duluth through one hundred miles of forest to the first mines on the Vermilion Range and the operations were carried on with picks, shovels, hand drills and wheelbarrows, the ore being hoisted in buckets with a horse winch and carted in ...

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Best things to see and do on Minnesota's Iron Range

 · Minnesota Museum of Mining: It's just off U.S. 169 in Chisholm and is open daily between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Admission is $6, $4 ages 6-17. Minnesota Discovery Center: Formerly known as Ironworld, this center in Chisholm holds exhibits on Iron Range history and culture. Admission is $9, $5 for youths 3-17.

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Trip Ideas - Minnesota Iron Range Tourism Bureau

Next, head to Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm, just a five minute drive from Hibbing. Open year-round, this one-of-a-kind facility is the Museum of the Iron Range, with exhibits that highlight the land, people and mines of the region, from pre-history to today.

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Fast Facts - Mining Minnesota

There is only one active nickel mine in the U.S., yet our country consumes 202,000 tons of nickel annually. Mining will provide more than $2 billion for the Minnesota Permanent School Trust Fund. Copper, nickel and precious-metals mining will create jobs for generations—possibly 100 years or more.

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A Guide to Northern Minnesota's Mining Towns

The Minnesota Discovery Center (1005 Discovery Dr.; 218.254.7959) is a good place to get an overview of the history of mining in the Iron Range. Think of it as a mining theme park, complete with mini-golf, an amphitheater, a 19th century village, museum, and archives. Chisholm Minnesota Discovery Center.

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MINNESOTAMUSEUM OF MINING - Home

As a visitor to The Minnesota Museum of Mining, you will have the rare opportunity to climb aboard historic equipment used to mine the Mesabi Range's rich iron ore. Your experience will begin at the very unique stone castle, constructed in 1939. Browse the Museum Store, and view mining history exhibits inside the Castle.

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10 things you use every day made from Minnesota Iron

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Home - Hull Rust Mine View located in Hibbing ...

 · Hull Rust Mine View. Stand in awe as you view this massive open pit iron ore mine. Located in Hibbing, Minnesota, this site overlooks a portion of the Mesabi iron formation and more than 125 years of continuous iron ore mining in Minnesota. This site is …

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Iron Mining 2017 Documentary HD - Iron Ore Mining - YouTube

 · This HD Documentary looks at the Technology behind Iron mining. How iron mined in Minnesota is made into steel; iron weapons revolutionize warfare; military ...