MINING: Steep Rock

Since 1923, not a single pound of Canadian iron ore has been produced. The 2,000,000 tons of ore a year required by Canada's iron & steel industry are imported from Newfoundland and the U. S. It was therefore news last week when the Northern Miner (Toronto) reported that Canadian iron would soon be coming up from a big ore body beneath M-shaped Steep Rock Lake, located about 100 miles north of Minnesota's great Mesaba Range.

In 1937, a prospector named Jules Cross became convinced there was iron under the lake. After he met...

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