Taconite

Adams Mine, Boston Township, Ontario, Canada
Small Cabinet, 9.3 x 7.3 x 4.2 cm
Start Time: 09/23/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/30/2021 6:50:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $295
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

This is a fine example of Taconite pellets, a processed form of enriched Iron ore. Taconite pellets are made from taconite ore (a silicious rock with a high iron content). The Taconite is ground to a fine powder, from which Magnetite is extracted and then mixed with clay, thus forming the pellets. Scientists and engineers developed this process, and it helped rescue the extensive iron mining industry in Minnesota and elsewhere around the Great Lakes. Formerly in the collections of Alfred Patrie and Ted C. Johnson. Just interesting , as a weird industrial product form this massive American iron mining operation!: There is a huge story about how taconite was important to the iron industry in America. Wikipedia starts with this: When the high-grade natural iron ore was plentiful, taconite was considered a waste rock and not used. ... After many years of hard work, a process was developed to create taconite pellets. Taconite saved Minnesota's iron ore mining industry.

Bidding History

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Private Bidder $295 09/30/2021 6:44:56 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $285 09/30/2021 6:43:27 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $275 09/30/2021 6:38:08 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $269 09/30/2021 6:38:08 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $259 09/30/2021 6:37:48 pm (CDT)
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Private Bidder $219 09/30/2021 6:33:39 pm (CDT)
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Private Bidder $189 09/30/2021 6:33:20 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $179 09/30/2021 6:26:47 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $169 09/30/2021 6:26:47 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $131 09/30/2021 5:57:30 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $121 09/30/2021 5:43:41 pm (CDT)
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Private Bidder $84 09/30/2021 4:30:14 pm (CDT)
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Private Bidder $61 09/28/2021 12:11:13 am (CDT)
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Private Bidder $50 09/28/2021 12:11:03 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 09/25/2021 10:13:52 am (CDT)