Providing scale to the immense
size of this statue is Judy Ness -- look at
the base near near the bottom of the photo.
Topping out at 81 feet, the Iron Ore Miner Statue
is the third-largest free-standing statue in
the United States. (Only the Statue of Liberty
and the Freedom Arch in St. Louis, Missouri
are taller). The base is 150 tons of Corten
Steel. The iron man's shovel weighs 400 pounds,
and each of his boots weighs 220 pounds. The
body of the iron man is constructed of copper
and bronze over a welded angle iron and stainless
steel body form.
Created by sculptor Jack Anderson
of Lake Linden, Michigan, the Iron Ore Miner
Statue was dedicated on July 4, 1987. It was
erected as a tribute to the ore miners of the
Mesaba, Cuyuna and Vermilion Iron Ranges of
northeastern Minnesota. Located on MN-Highway
160, it's across the road from the Ironworld
Discovery Center in Chisholm.
801 SW Highway 169 # 1
Chisholm, MN 55719