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View the biggest operating open pit iron ore mine in the world, more than three miles long, two miles wide and 535 feet deep. This man-made "Grand Canyon of the North" was the first strip mine on the Mesabi Iron Range. The amazing view continues to grow as the Hibbing Taconite Company Mine expands its mining operations. Rotary drills, 33-cubic-yard shovels and 240-ton production trucks can been seen in action at this National Historic Site. Occasionally, visitors can witness a mining dynamite blast used to clear bedrock away to get to the iron ore.

Since 1895 more than 1.4 billion tons of earth have been removed on its 2,000 acres of land, and more than 800 million gross tons of iron ore have been shipped from the mine.

Location: 401 Penobscot Rd, Hibbing Minnesota 55746 Telephone 218-262-4166

Other History nearby:
(Hibbing) Hull Rust Mahoning Mine
(Moberly) Railroad Museum

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