Underground Mine Mapping - 3D Models

Three dimensional models were constructed for 36 of the underground mines in the Central Mesabi Range and 23 mines in the East Mesabi Range. These 3-D renderings depict a design view of the mines as they might have looked had the entire mine been worked at one time. In reality, due to the system of mining widely used on the Mesabi Range - slicing and caving - each level was typically collapsed before proceeding to the successively lower level.

Central Mesabi Range

3d model basemapThe Mace MineThe Warren MineThe Leetonia MineThe Scranton MineThe Glen MineThe White Iron MineThe Bruce, Bruce Annex, and Chester MinesThe Myers MineThe Thorne MineThe Cavour MineThe Laura MineThe Albany MineThe Deacon MineThe South Eddy MineThe Harold MineThe Agnew and South Agnew MinesThe Penobscot MineThe Utica, Utica Extension, and North Eddy MinesThe Hull Rust MineThe Philbin MineThe Sellers MineThe Longyear MineThe Clark MineThe Chisholm and Monroe Tener MinesThe Wanless, Whiteside, and Woodbridge MinesThe Frantz and Shiras Mines


East Mesabi Range

3d model basemapThe Vivian MineThe Knox MineThe Meadow MineThe Bangor MineThe Aad MineThe Spruce MineThe Fayal MineThe Gilbert MineThe Leonidas MineThe Hobart MineThe Schley MineThe Mariska MineThe Ruddy MineThe Holland MineThe Belgrade MineThe Monica MineThe Wisstar MineThe La Belle MineThe Yawkey MineThe Sullivan MineThe Madrid MineThe Alpena MineThe Iroquois Mine


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