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  • A series of low hills in northeast Minnesota. Extensive iron ore deposits were discovered here in 1887.

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  • n. a range of hills in northeastern Minnesota where rich iron ore deposits were discovered in 1887

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  • He had previously acquired a dominant stake in Frick's coke business and now leased recently-discovered ore deposits in Minnesota's Mesabi Range, purchased lake steamers to handle his ore traffic and bought and extended a railroad to link his steel works to Lake Erie — thereby guaranteeing an uninterrupted flow of raw materials to his manufacturing plants.

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  • To this day, sixty percent the steel in every America car, ship, plane and bridge comes from Mesabi Range taconite in Northeastern Minnesota.

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  • Dylan writes that he came to New York from Hibbing, Minn., searching for something, for a “template,” he calls it -- a template for the raw gift buried inside him like the iron ore buried beneath the Mesabi Range that brooded magnetically over Hibbing.

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  • Missiles are already working the economically unminable taconite ore of the Mesabi Range, have helped build the

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  • Another method of approach, employed chiefly on the Mesabi Range, relates to the slumping of the ore layers which results from the leaching of silica during the concentration of the ore.

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  • Certain developments in progress, notably the project for concentration of siliceous eastern Mesabi Range ores, make it likely that future domestic production will more nearly be able to meet the requirements.

    The Economic Aspect of Geology

  • Hibbing is roughly a three hour drive from Minneapolis or about five hours from Thunder Bay, the latter route skirting southwest down the north shore of Lake Superior before veering west into the string of towns built along the largest iron ore deposit in the United States, the Mesabi Range.

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  • Erie Plant, a large processing facility located approximately six miles from the ore body in the established mining district of the Mesabi Range in northeastern Minnesota.

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  • - While 2009 saw a downturn in employment and production in Minnesota's iron mining industry, the industry recorded some positive safety milestones, including zero mining fatalities on the Mesabi Range for the second year in a row.

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  • PolyMet Mining Corp. (www. polymetmining.com) is a publicly-traded mine development company that controls 100% of the NorthMet copper-nickel-precious metals ore body through a long-term lease and owns 100% of the Erie Plant, a large processing facility located approximately six miles from the ore body in the established mining district of the Mesabi Range in northeastern Minnesota.

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