Hill-Annex Mine State Park

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Hill Annex Mine
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Hill-Annex Mine
Hill-Annex Mine State Park is located in Minnesota
Hill-Annex Mine State Park
Hill-Annex Mine State Park is located in the US
Hill-Annex Mine State Park
Location Marble, Itasca County, Minnesota
Coordinates 47°20′9″N 93°16′1″W / 47.33583°N 93.26694°W / 47.33583; -93.26694Coordinates: 47°20′9″N 93°16′1″W / 47.33583°N 93.26694°W / 47.33583; -93.26694
Built 1912
Architect Jones & Laughlin Steel Co.
Architectural style Bungalow/Craftsman, Other
NRHP reference # 86002126 [1]
Added to NRHP August 1, 1986

Hill-Annex Mine State Park is a state park of Minnesota, United States, interpreting the open-pit mining heritage of the Mesabi Range. The park is located in the city of Marble, and just outside the adjacent city of Calumet, both in Itasca County, Minnesota. The park provides access to fossil material exposed by mining from the Cretaceous era Coleraine Formation.

Flora and fauna[edit]

Conservationists have grown back trees and plants to revegetate this area scarred by the effects of open pit mining. The landscape includes grouse, deer, coyotes, timber wolves, and black bears. The most impressive excitement is the return of raptors including eagles, peregrine falcons, and hawks that come back to hunt and nest in this park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2006-03-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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