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Mesabi Range, St. Louis Co., Minnesota, USA
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Latitude: 47°28'N
Longitude: 92°45'W
 
 
Major Iron ore deposits.
Precambrian banded iron formation.

The Iron Range Interpretation Center in Chisolm is an essential stop to understanding the geological and human history of the deposits.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Actinolite
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Andradite
Ankerite
Axinite-(Mn)
'Biotite'
Calcite
'Chert'
'var: Taconite'
Cummingtonite
Diopside
Epidote
Fayalite
Ferro-actinolite
Goethite
Graphite
Greenalite (TL)
Grunerite
Hedenbergite
Hematite
Hisingerite
'Hornblende'
'Hypersthene'
Magnetite
Minnesotaite (TL)
'Pumpellyite'
Pyrite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
var: Jasper
Rhodochrosite
Riebeckite
Sepiolite
Siderite
Stilpnomelane


38 entries listed. 27 valid minerals. 2 type localities (valid minerals).

Localities in this Region

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References

Morey, G.B. (1972) The Mesabi Range: in Sims, P.K. & Morey, G.M. editors Geology of Minnesota: A Centennial Volume (in honor of George M. Schwartz),Minnesota Geological Survey: 204-217.

Marsden, R. W. (1977) Iron ore reserves of the Mesabi Range, Minnesota: Minnesota Geological Survey: Open File Report: OFR77-02 , 20 p.

Lepp, H (1982) Minnesota’s Iron Ranges: Rocks and Minerals: 57 (3): 96-101

Jirsa, M, V. Chandler & R. Lively (2005) Bedrock Geology of the Mesabi Iron Range Minnesota: M163 1 sheet.






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