"The Cuyuna iron range in eastcentral Minnesota is unique in the Lake Superior region because of its large manganiferous ironore resources. It consists of three areasthe Emily District, the North range, and the South range. Although much smaller than the Mesabi iron range to the north, the Cuyuna was a major producer of iron ore for 80 years.
INTRODUCTION TO MINING MINING’S CONTRIBUTION TO CIVILIZATION Mining may well have been the second of humankind’s earliest endeavors— granted that agriculture was the ﬁrst. The two industries ranked together as the primary or basic industries of early civilization. Little has changed in the