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Mesabi Iron Company, Magnetic Concentration Plant, Babbitt, St. Louis County, MN



B&W Photos

HB668524
General View Of Plant Looking Northeast

HB668525
General View Of Fine Crusher Building (left) And Concentrator Building (right), Looking Southeast From Intermediate Level

HB668526
General View Of Fine Crusher Building (left) And Concentrator Building (right), Looking Southeast

HB668527
General View Of Babbit Plant As Seen From Level Of Crusher Building (upper Level)

HB668528
General View Of Strip Mining Operation, Looking Northwest


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Item Title


Location
Magnetic Concentration Plant, Babbitt, MN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MN-38
Building/structure dates: 1922 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1950 subsequent work
Significance: This plant began the development of commercial scale taconite processing in Minnesota. This plant used for the first time the magnetic concentration process to convert low-grade taconite into blast furnace feed.

Related Names
Davis, Edward Wilson


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF PLANT LOOKING NORTHEAST
2. GENERAL VIEW OF FINE CRUSHER BUILDING (LEFT) AND CONCENTRATOR BUILDING (RIGHT), LOOKING SOUTHEAST FROM INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
3. GENERAL VIEW OF FINE CRUSHER BUILDING (LEFT) AND CONCENTRATOR BUILDING (RIGHT), LOOKING SOUTHEAST
4. GENERAL VIEW OF BABBIT PLANT AS SEEN FROM LEVEL OF CRUSHER BUILDING (UPPER LEVEL)
5. GENERAL VIEW OF STRIP MINING OPERATION, LOOKING NORTHWEST


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