Oliver Mining Co. Headquarters / Oliver Shop Laboratory

Oliver Mining Co. Headquarters / Oliver Shop Laboratory (HM2V9)

Location: Hibbing, MN 55746 St Louis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 47° 26.76', W 92° 56.523'

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Oliver Mining Co. Headquarters
This building was the heart of the Oliver operation, the largest iron ore mining operation in United States history. The Superintendent of Mines and his staff made the day-to-day mining decisions here, and they were supported by a staff that handled clerical work, payroll, record keeping, hiring and firing, and other administrative functions.

Oliver Shop Laboratory
When the ore was mined, samples were crushed into fined particles and brought to this building. Chemists examined the ore, and determined its iron content from which the price of the ore was calculated and also how it would be processed to make steel. The samples were then put in containers and cataloged according to where the ore was mined and the percentage of iron. The containers were then stored in sample houses behind the laboratory.

(Caption) First row: sample houses and sample crushing building. Second row: oil house, garage and acid building.
HM NumberHM2V9
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 12:31am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 504368 N 5254730
Decimal Degrees47.44600000, -92.94205000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 47° 26.76', W 92° 56.523'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds47° 26' 45.60" N, 92° 56' 31.38" W
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Area Code(s)218
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 203 Penobscot Rd, Hibbing MN 55746, US
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