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IRON ORE MINER STATUE
Chisolm, Minnesota
Contributed by Rod & Judy Ness of Hermantown, Minnesota
Iron Ore Miner Statue
Rod Ness

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.

Iron Ore Miner Statue
Rod Ness

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.

Location:
IronWorld
801 SW Highway 169 # 1
Chisholm, MN 55719

Photographed by Rod Ness 6/8/08
Posted on RoadTrip America 6/08



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