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The Iron Range

Title: Cross-section of Rocks With Ore
Type: Diagram
Date: 1892
Source: Horace V. Winchell

Description: This chart shows the layering that took place when the iron deposits were formed.

Cross-section of Rocks With Ore

Activities:

  1. Do all of the rocks in the Mesabi Range have iron in them?



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  2. Does this chart give you any idea how large the ore deposit is?



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  3. How could the loose layer of "drift" material have gotten on top of these rock layers?



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  4. From above ground, is there any evidence that the ore deposits lie below?



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