Mountain Iron Mine

Also known as: Mountain Iron Pit Reservoir
N of Mountain Iron, Mountain Iron, Minnesota

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Description 

Discovered in 1890, the mine's first shipment of ore occurred in 1892. The mine's production led to the realization that the Mesabi Range possessed the world's largest deposits of iron ore, making Minnesota the Nation's premier supplier of that substance. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 24, 1968

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 24, 1968
Reference number
68000052
Area of significance
Industry
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Site
Historic function
Extractive facility
Current function
Street furniture/object
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant year
1892