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Of all of Hibbing's attractions the Hull Rust Mine View is one of its most famous.[1] This attraction is located at 1202 East Howard Street Hibbing, MN.[2] The mine view was made after 20,000 of Hibbing’s citizens moved 2 miles south of where they used to live.[3] Frank Hibbing received the first lease to mine Ore in the area in 1891.[4] The Hull Rust Mine View is the largest operating open pit iron ore mine in the world, it is more than 3 miles long, 2 miles wide, and 535 feet deep, and the Hibbing Taconite Company continues to expand its mining operations.[5] During its most productive years, it supplied over ¼ of the United State’s iron ore.[6]
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[1] Interview with Mine View Tourist [2] “Hull-Rust Mahoning Mine View” 16 May 11 [3] “Hibbing: The Town That Moved” 10 May 11 [4] “Hull Rust-Mahoning Mine” 17 May 11 [5] “Hull Rust Mahoning Mine View” 10 May 11 [6] “Hull Rust Mahoning Mine in Hibbing, Minnesota” 16 May 11 [7] Photo of Hill Rust Mine View

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