Mining Features

Babbitt P.D. is getting their first K-9 officer; meet Tac The Home of Taconite welcomes Taconite of a different kind



Babbitt Police Chief Chad Loewen (right) is pictured with the department’s new K-9 team, Officer Cody Siebert and K-9 Taconite. Submitted photo.BABBITT – One never knows what they will find when trolling the Internet. In this particular case, I was c… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

Mining history and historic sites abound in Coleraine

The Greenway High School was built to accommodate a fast-growing population and was named for mining company superintendent and town founder, John C. Greenway. An existing building called the Greenway School, constructed in 1908 for all 13 grade leve… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Babbitt’s mining monument The first test pit on the Mesabi Range

The plaque on this monument to mining reads: This 28 ton piece of magnetic taconite was removed from the Peter Mitchell Mine near the area where Peter Mitchell, in 1871, put down the first recorded test pit on the Mesabi Range. Pit location: 6,248 ya… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The Pioneer Mine is one of several in Ely area mining history

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Frank Hibbing: Expert iron ore prospector, Hibbing’s namesake

The plaque on this monument that sits in Frank Hibbing Memorial Park reads: “To the memory of Frank Hibbing, who with the undaunted courage and the clear vision of a pioneer laid the foundation of this modern village, grateful citizens dedicate this … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Mr. Taconite: E. W. Davis

How applied, innovative research saved the Iron Range


NRRI researcher Joe Cannella shows how the original Davis Tube separates ores to test the viability of the resource. Submitted photos. “Geologists tell us that nature laid down the taconite here on the range a billion years ago. The next day Ed Da… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

U.S. Steel’s monument to remembering Sept. 11, 2001

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes. Photo by Cindy Kujala.MT. IRON – This monument is located outside of the entrance to U.S.S.’s Minntac Plant in Mt. Iron. Plaques at the site tell the story of the monument, which is dedicated to those who lost th… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Tips from the IRTB: Get out there and explore the region



In 1969, the Mountain Iron Mine was designated a Registered National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of Aug. 21, 1935, as the site possesses exceptional va… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Site of Eveleth’s first building

“This monument marks the site where David T. Adams and Neil McInnis erected a log cabin in October 1892. The cabin first served as the Adams Mine office and superintendent’s home. The name “Eveleth” was chosen for the next town at the cabin in 1893. … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Local students are recipients of 2018 MN Society for Mining scholarships

The Minnesota Section of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (MNSME) awarded $10,000 in scholarships. Minnesota is home to three SME student chapters: University of Minnesota Twin Cities, University of Minnesota Duluth and Iron Range E… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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