Hull-Rust-Mahoning Open Pit Iron Mine

3rd Ave., E., Hibbing, Minnesota

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Description 

Begun in 1895, this is an early example of open pit mining techniques. This Mesabi Range mine, the largest in the world, produced an immense amount of iron ore, and enabled the U.S. to lead the world in steel output. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 13, 1966

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 13, 1966
Reference number
66000904
Areas of significance
Industry; Commerce
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Extractive facility
Current function
Extractive facility
Periods of significance
1950-1974; 1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1925-1949
Significant years
1895; 1961

Update Log 

  • March 13, 2020: Updated by J.R. Manning: Corrected GPS Coordinates

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