Hull-Rust-Mahoning Pit Mine – Hibbing, MN

Minnesota’s Iron Range sits in a largely forgotten part of the state, north of Duluth, West of the Boundary Waters and pretty far off of any beaten path.  A good 3-4 hours from the Twin Cities, it’s more of a hidden gem, hiding in plain sight.   Known for its iron ore pit mines, the excavation over the years has left the area spotted with these scenic wonders.  This one, the Hull-Rust-Mahoning Open Ore Pit Mine is over three miles long, a mile wide and 535 feet deep.

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