Taconite Block – Aurora, MN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 47° 31.817 W 092° 14.788
15T E 556718 N 5264370
Quick Description: A bronze plaque tells the history and facts about this taconite block.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 11/17/2012 6:24:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMFQA7
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member KC0GRN
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Long Description:
This impressive block of taconite sits along Hwy 100 coming in to Aurora from the west. A bronze marker tells about this block:

“This billion year old 30 ton magnetic taconite block was provided by the LTV Mining Company, Hoyt Lakes, MN. This blast sample was extracted on June 2, 1992 from the 500 ft. thick Biwabik formation that extends 120 miles from Babbitt to Grand Rapids.”
Marker Type:: City

Visit Instructions:
A photo of the 'Marker' or 'Plaque' is required to identify the location, plus a picture of the 'Historic Site'.
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