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Mining in Marquette – Michigan History

Dr. Douglas Houghton, conducted an exploration of Michigan's Upper Peninsula and published the locations of minerals in the Lake Superior area. Although he was not aware of the quantity of iron ore deposits in the area, he did state that iron deposits were to be found on or near the south shore of Lake Superior.

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Iron mining in the United States - Wikipedia

Iron mining in the United States produced 42.5 million metric tons of iron ore in 2015, worth US$3.8 billion. Iron ore was the third-highest-value metal mined in the United States, after gold and copper. Iron ore was mined from nine active mines and three reclamation operations in …

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Iron ore at Great Northern Railroad yards. Superior, Wisconsin

Iron ore at Great Northern Railroad yards. Superior, Wisconsin Contributor Names Vachon, John, 1914-1975, photographer ... J., photographer. (1941) Iron ore at Great Northern Railroad yards. Superior, Wisconsin. Douglas County Superior Superior. United States Wisconsin, 1941. Aug. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://

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Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. - About Us - Commercial & Products

The other superior quality of the Cliffs product is that it minimizes pollution in the steelmaking process. Compared to a fines or sinter product, iron ore pellets have the advantageous homogenous qualities as well as much higher iron content. As a result, emissions from the blast furnaces are diminished.

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By William S. Kirk - USGS Mineral Resources Program

IRON ORE—2000 42.1 IRON ORE By William S. Kirk Domestic survey data and tables were prepared by Heather A. Geissler, statistical assistant, and the world production table was prepared by Linder Roberts, international data coordinator. Domestic production of iron ore in 2000 increased by 9%, reflecting an increase in steel production with the ...

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Duluth Seaway Port Authority

Primarily a natural resources port, docks in the "twin ports" of Duluth, Minn. and Superior, Wis., handle a diversified commodities base ranging from coal, iron ore, grain, and limestone to cement, salt, wood pulp, steel coil, wind turbine components, and other heavy lift/dimensional equipment.

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Ghosts of the Duluth, Missabe, and Iron Range Railroad ...

[In 2002 the Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway was said to be the largest iron ore handling railroad in North America, with 212 miles of track. ] When the demand for EVTAC's taconite pellets decreased sharply at the turn of the twenty-first century, it faced the threat of closure.

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Ghosts of the Duluth, Missabe, and Iron Range Railroad ...

[In 2002 the Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway was said to be the largest iron ore handling railroad in North America, with 212 miles of track. ] When the demand for EVTAC's taconite pellets decreased sharply at the turn of the twenty-first century, it faced the threat of closure.

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Superiority complex – high-grade iron ore deposits | IOM3

Superiority complex – high-grade iron ore deposits. Materials World magazine, 2 Jul 2012. Recently, a public discussion erupted in Australia about the origin of high-grade iron ore deposits derived from Precambrian banded iron formations (BIFs). But how certain is it that existing models for iron ore production apply to all deposits?

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Lake Superior Shipwrecks off MN's North Shore

Since 1930, only seventeen major ships have been lost. The loss of the iron ore carrier Emperor on the dawn of June 4, 1947 was a shock. Rounding the northwest end of Isle Royale in near zero visibility, the 525-foot, 4,641 ton-steamer smashed into Canoe Rocks …

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Iron Ore: Sedimentary Rock - Pictures, Definition & More

The primary use of iron ore is in the production of iron. Most of the iron produced is then used to make steel. Steel is used to make automobiles, locomotives, ships, beams used in buildings, furniture, paper clips, tools, reinforcing rods for concrete, bicycles, and thousands of other items. It is the most-used metal by both tonnage and purpose.

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How iron is made - material, manufacture, making, history ...

Iron ore is converted into various types of iron through several processes. The most common process is the use of a blast furnace to produce pig iron which is about 92-94% iron and 3-5% carbon with smaller amounts of other elements.

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The Lake Superior Iron Ore Railroads

The Lake Superior Iron Ore Railroads - The World's Heaviest Trains [Patrick C. Dorin] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Well-done pictorial history of the railroads that served the great iron ore mines of Lake Superior, the Menominee and the Cuyuna Ranges: the Duluth Missabe and Iron …

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INDEX TO VOLUME XXIV, 1925. MICHIGAN IRON MINING …

lake superior mining institute twenty-fourth annual meeting (marquette range) held at ishpeming and sault ste. marie august 13 and 14, 1925 vol. xxiv ishpeming, mich. published by the institute. at the office of the secretary, 1925. presses of iron ore, ishpeming, mich. index to volume xxiv, 1925. lake superior mining section national safety ...

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Lake Superior iron ores; mining directory and ... - HathiTrust

Lake Superior iron ores; mining directory and statistical record of the Lake Superior iron ore district of the United States and Canada.

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INDEX TO VOLUME XXIV, 1925. MICHIGAN IRON MINING …

lake superior mining institute twenty-fourth annual meeting (marquette range) held at ishpeming and sault ste. marie august 13 and 14, 1925 vol. xxiv ishpeming, mich. published by the institute. at the office of the secretary, 1925. presses of iron ore, ishpeming, mich. index to volume xxiv, 1925. lake superior mining section national safety ...

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Iron I - Michigan State University

However, since its first iron ore shipment of two hundred pounds in 1846, the Upper Peninsula mines (below) have produced well over one billion tons of iron ore. Some barren waste! Iron ore is Michigan's most valuable non-fuel, mined commodity. In 1994, the Lake Superior area produced 95% of the US's supply of iron ore.

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The Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company Historical Records ...

Iron Ore and Lake Superior. The history of the other major natural resource input -- iron ore has, however, received much less attention. Yet the iron mines of Lake Superior were of central importance to the evolution of America's iron and steel industry. They first become an important supplier of ore …

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Northland Ore Shipments Up |

 · Western Lake Superior ports are shipping more iron ore so far this year. Ore shipments out of the four western Lake Superior ports for January through …

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Taconite - Digging into MN Minerals - Minnesota DNR

Taconite is a low-grade iron ore. When the high-grade natural iron ore was plentiful, taconite was considered a waste rock and not used. But as the supply of high-grade natural ore decreased, industry began to view taconite as a resource.

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Iron ore suffers its largest fall in months | Business Insider

 · Higher iron ore grades fell heavily on Tuesday, pulling back from multi-year highs set a session earlier. In contrast, lower grades continued to rally, surging to fresh five-year highs. Chinese ...

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Identifying True Agates & Beach Rocks - Superior Trails

In a previous page, Part 1, I offered pictures and descriptions of common beach rocks found on Lake Superior beaches.In a seccond page, Part 2, I show some beach rocks & minerals, and some agates, that can be polished into attractive gemstones.In this page, Part 3, I continue to show and describe more varieties of rocks and minerals that make attractive gemstones.

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Home - Superior Mineral Resources LLC

As the 19th century was winding down, few suspected that iron ore was hidden beneath the vast northern Minnesota timberlands. Among those few, our founders, whose intuition and foresight became the Mesabi Miracle, which has grown into a comprehensive mineral management enterprise.

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Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway | MNopedia

The Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway (DM&IR) was a small railroad that hauled iron ore and taconite from the mines of northern Minnesota's Mesabi and Vermilion Iron Ranges to docks on Lake Superior at Duluth and Two Harbors. It operated in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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Duluth Seaway Port Authority

Iron ore and coal account in roughly equal proportions for about 80 percent of the Port of Duluth-Superior's total tonnage. It takes between 1.3 and 1.5 tons of iron ore to make a ton of steel. Outbound ore from Minnesota's Iron Range feeds the vast majority of this nation's steel mills.

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Northland Ore Shipments Up |

 · Western Lake Superior ports are shipping more iron ore so far this year. Ore shipments out of the four western Lake Superior ports for January through …

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Iron Mining In the Lake Superior Basin

Iron Mining In the Lake Superior Basin Minntac Iron Mine in Minnesota Project Report 11-1 October 2011 Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission Environmental Section ... Because iron ore always has bands of other minerals intermingled in the deposit and the ore itself is made up of iron and non-iron minerals, the composition ...

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Commercial shipping season begins at Duluth-Superior Port ...

 · Minnesota celebrated the start of the 2018 commercial shipping season this week by opening the Port of Duluth-Superior to cargo ships that will deliver iron ore to …

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SS Meteor | Superior, WI - Official Website

Tour the world's last whaleback! The SS Meteor museum is the last remaining of these innovative ships designed by Captain Alexander Mc Dougall. Launched from Superior in 1896, she carried a variety of cargo on the Great Lakes, including iron ore, cars and oil.

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Shipwrecks of Lake Superior: 7 Famous ... - Lakepedia Blog

The ship was a real workhorse for 17 years, carrying iron ore from mines near Duluth to Detroit, Toledo, and other ports around the Great Lakes. She set seasonal haul records 6 times, breaking her own previous records several times in the process. She started her final voyage from Superior, Wisconsin, on November 9th, 1975.

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