Mapping America’s historic iron mining districts and ranges

Source: en.wikipedia.org

Adirondack Highlands Iron DistrictNew York – see map below (red dots indicate locations of iron mines)

Source: researchgate.net

Birmingham Iron DistrictAlabama – see map below (iron ore areas shown in brown and burnt orange)

Source: bhamwiki.com

Cuyuna Iron RangeMinnesota – see map at the top of the post

Gogebic Iron RangeMichigan and Wisconsin – see map at the top of the post

Gunflint Iron Range Minnesota and Ontario – see map at the top of the post

Hanging Rock Iron RegionKentucky and Ohio – see map below and the map provided for the Rose Run and Red River Iron District

Source: ohiomemory.org

Iron Furnace TrailTennessee – see map below (black triangles depict iron furnace locations)

Source: tnironfurnacetrail.org

Iron River-Crystal Falls Iron Range – Michigan – see map at the top of the post

Marquette Iron RangeMichigan – see map at the top of the post

Maryland Iron DistrictsMaryland – see map below (areas orange shown on the map)

Source: scholarship.library.jhu.edu

Menominee Iron RangeMichigan – see map at the top of the post

Mesabi Iron RangeMinnesota – see map at the top of the post

New Jersey Highlands Iron District New Jersey – see map below (dark red dots indicate iron mining areas)

Source: njgeology.org

Pennsylvania Iron RangesPennsylvania – See map below (dark red dots indicated iron mining areas)

Source; d-scholarship.pitt.edu

Rose Run and Red River Iron Districts Kentucky – see center part of map below

Source: kgs.uky.edu

Salisbury/Housatonic Iron DistrictConnecticut and Massachusetts – see map below with mining symbols

Source: mindat.org

Shaw and Tuscarora Iron Belts North Carolina – see map below

Source: ncgeology.com

Iron Springs DistrictUtah – see the SW corner of the map below

Source: geology.utah.gov

Vermillion Iron RangeMinnesota – see map at the top of the post

Virginia Iron DistrictVirginia – see maps below (brownish-red dots indicate the location of iron mines on the first map and the symbols indicate locations of iron furnaces on the second map)

Source: dmme.virginia.gov

Source: dmme.virginia.gov

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