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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook 1990
Year 1990, Volume 2 (1990)

Aase, James H.
Minnesota,   pp. [270]-281 PDF (1.4 MB)


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276  MINNESOTA—1990TABLE 2 
MINNESOTA: PRODUCTION AND SIJJPMENTS OF USABLE IRON ORE1 
(THOUSAND METRIC TONS, GROSS WEIGUT, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED) 
Production 
. 
Shipments 
Year  Natural ore and concentrates 
Pellets 
Ia2 
fr~i~ 
content 
(percent) 
 NatUsal ore and concentrates 
Pellets 
ota2 
Proportion 
of pellets 
to total ore 
(percent) 
 1985 1,485 1986 1,179 1987 1,516 
 1988 825 
 1989 613 
 1990 535 
33,985 
26,297 
32,748 
40,624 
40,758 
44,625 
35,470 
27,476 
34,264 
41,449 
41,370 
45,160 
64.20 
64.07 
64.22 
63.95 
63.84 
.64 
1,481 
1,367 
1,663 
760 
613 
498 
34,057 
27,875 
32,610 
39,974 
40,432 
44,642 
35,538 
29,242 
34,273 
40,734 
41,044 
45,140 
95.83 
95.33 
95.15 
98.13 
98.51 
98.90 
' Rcvlecd. 
' Exclusive of ore as~taining 5% or ~se rnangan~ae. 2j~ fl,a~, not add to
totals sl~own because of independcnt rounding. 
TABLE 3 
SALIENT ST 
ATISTICS FOR 
PORTS SifiP 
PING MP4NE 
SOTA IRON 
ORE 
Date of 
Date of 
Number 
Total ship- 
Average 
Largest 
Year, port, and dock 
first 
shipment 
last 
shipment 
of ship- 
ments 
ments 
(gross tons) 
shipment 
(gross tons) 
shipment (gross tons) 
1989: 
Apr. 1 
Mar. 25 
Mar. 26 
Mar. 14 
Apr. 4 
Apr. 19 
Mar. 24 
Mar. 26 
Mar. 20 
Dcc. 19 
Dec. 22 
Dec. 19 
Dec. 25 
Jan. 1 
Jan. 7 
Jan. 2 
Jan. 2 
Jan. 13 
260 
275 
177 
217 
929 
269 
89 
285 
217 
288 
1,148 
7,291,267 
10,877,547 
8,086,808 
9,352,595 
35,608,217 
7,605,933 
2,199,039 
11,052,629 
8,656,570 
11,483,533 
40,977,704 
28,043 
39,554 
45,688 
43,100 
38,330 
28,275 
24,708 
38,781 
39,864 
39,873 
35,695 
60,244 
60,402 
60,483 
60,193 
60,483 
58,311 
57,420 
58,798 
58,698 
58,971 
58,971 
Duluth, MN: DM&IR 
Superior, WI: Burlington-Northern 
Taconite Harbor, MN: LTV Steel 
Two Harbors, MN: DM&IR 
Total or average 
1990: 
Duluth, MN: DM&IR 
Silver Bay, MN: Cyprus Northshore 
Superior, WI: Burlington-Northern 
Taconite Harbor, MN: LTV Steel 
Two Harbors, MN: DM&IR 
Total or average 
Sour~: Annual Reports of üa L4a Carriers~ ~ 1989 and 1990. 


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