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What would life be like without iron?

Everyday, in nearly every facet of life, we use products created by Minnesota’s iron mining industry. Unearthed on northeastern Minnesota’s Iron Range in 1884, iron mining has long-played, and continues to play, a vital role in every individual’s life. From the cars we drive and the bridges we drive on, to the skyscrapers that line our country’s skylines to the wind turbines generating power throughout the nation, iron mining has built America. Every American born will need more than 20,000 pounds of iron in their lifetime. More than 85% of the iron mined in the United States is mined in northeast Minnesota to be processed into steel, which makes up so many of the products, services, infrastructure and transportation methods that we use nearly every single day.

  • Vehicles
  • Appliances – refrigerators, washing machines, clothes dryers
  • Bridges
  • Construction
  • Agriculture
  • Transportation – shipping, roads, buses, trains
  • Power generation – wind turbines, solar panels
  • Infrastructure
  • National Defense (military use)

Now, Imagine LiFe without iron.

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  • Keep American iron and steel strong

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