New Mine View in Hibbing Open for the Season

Updated: May 28, 2019 07:15 PM

It was a beautiful day to enjoy the 360 degree views from the new Hull Rust Mine View in Hibbing. From one angle, you can see the production trucks moving in Hibbing Taconite's massive mine pit.  From another angle, you can see the city of Hibbing. 

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The attraction, which is free, opened up on Saturday.  It moved from the original location when Cleveland-Cliffs notified the city they wanted to mine under the original spot. Then came a land swap. The last day of operation at the old location was September 30, 2017, and work had already begun on the new one.

Hundreds of people have stopped by the new site already, according to volunteers. John and Margaret Huska were there helping greet people on Tuesday morning. Margaret said, "I think it's awesome. And I've heard that word used a lot to describe it. I like the elevation. You can see more than the old location."

John added, "I enjoy meeting people. The set up is really nice. And the equipment takes you back in time." They are encouraging others to volunteer.

Iron Range Resources helped pay for the project with mining reclamation grants. Komatsu and Cleveland-Cliffs are other partners.

Mine View will be open daily through Labor Day.

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