VIRGINIA WEATHER

A city built on ore

Exploring Ely’s early history of mining Vermilion iron ore


Lucky Boy Mine in early 1900, near where today’s golf course is. Submitted photo.The Iron Range was built on mining. Ely at the end of the 19th Century sat upon one of the greatest ore bodies in the world. To say the name Ely, one thought instantly o...

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