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 Post subject: Former U.S. Steel Iron Mine in Minnesota
PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:49 pm 
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We will be posting alot more on a few iron mines in northern Minnesota.

Myself & Ray M. went on a 5 day 3200 mile trip in mid September which covered so many aspects in mining all together. Coal in Kansas, Iron in Minnesota, the last mining headframe standing in N. Wisconsin, Copper mines in N. Michigan & Limestone quarries in N. Michigan. Lots of great pictures :D

It will take some time to transfer the pictures over so watch for the updates !

For now I posted a few shots at the former U.S. Steel deep iron mine located in northern Minnesota. The mine is almost 2,500 ft deep. The mine was very unique based upon the richness of the iron ore that was mined here. In fact still today the ore mined at other mines around the world is still compared to the iron that came from this mine as a reference standard.

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:shock: That heist looks brand spanking new!!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:58 pm 
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These shots are pretty impressive! Looks like the site is pretty well preserved. They still run the pumps here to keep the water down, or did it just close and is slowly filling up?

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Didja get to see the former US Steel ore trains up there? They are back runnign this year with A-B-B-A F units pulling them. I wish I could get up there. Work has had me in Chicago A LOT this year. Some weekend... some weekend...

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We were only in Minnesota for a day. We caught only saw one ore train at night at the dock. We were grabbing a hotel at 1 am & didn't really stop to see it. If you make it up there give yourself 2-3 days. Lots of open pits but hard to get good pictures. We really didn't have much time to scope all the abandoned mines.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:32 am 
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Yeah that would be wild to see. Are they pulling actual ore cars or more of an excursion?

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