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Mountain Iron Mine, North of Mountain Iron village, Government Lots 3 , Mountain Iron, St. Louis County, MN



B&W Photos

HB668056
General View, Looking North

HB668057
General View, Looking North (121 Mm Lens)

HB668058
General View, Looking North (telephoto, 300 Mm Lens)


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Item Title


Location
Government Lots 3, Mountain Iron vicinity, MN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MN-31
Building/structure dates: 1890 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1956
Significance: It was here that iron ore was first discovered by the legendary Merritt Bros. and this was the first mine to ship ore from the Mesabi Range. The Mesabi Range possessed the world's largest deposits of iron ore, making Minnesota the premier supplier.

Related Names
Merritt Brothers


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW, LOOKING NORTH
2. GENERAL VIEW, LOOKING NORTH (121 mm LENS)
3. GENERAL VIEW, LOOKING NORTH (TELEPHOTO, 300 mm LENS)


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