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Prospecting

Title: Open Pit Mining on the Iron Range
Type: Book
Date: 1931
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: This is a section from a book that examined open pit mining on the Mesabi Iron Range.
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Open Pit Mining on the Iron Range

Activities:

  1. Why was it an advantage that the Mesabi Range was located near the Great Lakes?



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  2. If the iron deposits in Brazil are larger and purer than those on the Mesabi, then why not mine them?



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  3. How was iron ore transported to Pittsburgh?



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  4. If it's cheaper to ship by water than by rail, then why bother using the railroads?



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