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Can you see the enormous digging truck in the middle-right? It's about two stories high. Zoom in by clicking, and eventually you'll find it.

Hull-Rust-Mahoning Mine in Hibbing, Minnesota

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zcat_abroad
Aug. 17th, 2010 09:31 am (UTC)
Just a question: Why do they mine rust? Surely that's freely available on old cars?

The scale is rather amazing!
owlfish
Aug. 17th, 2010 03:05 pm (UTC)
The name is pretty funny! Hull, Rust, and Mahoning are all last names.
crustycurmudgeo
Aug. 17th, 2010 12:30 pm (UTC)
Looks like they're almost ready to blast another level down. Much more and they'll need to pump water out.
owlfish
Aug. 17th, 2010 03:07 pm (UTC)
At some point in the past, when they stopped mining this part of the site, this part filled in with water, a good 300 feet or so of it. Now, years later, they've pumped lots of that water out and only have a couple hundred feet of it in the deepest parts of the dig. This is only a small part of the overall mining site, so presumably other parts were mined in the interim.
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