Photo a Day Challenge

You’re So Vain (vein)

You're So Vein

The Soudan in the Vermillion Iron Range was the first iron ore mine in Minnesota.  In the 1880s Cornish miners dug pits with shovels, hand drills and blasting powder.  Hand held star bits were hit with hammers to create holes which were filled with explosives as the miners angled down toward the veins of Iron.

2 responses

  1. Miners are such tough soles and the song title makes me think of the Plastic People who wouldn’t last a minute at that job!

    August 28, 2014 at 5:04 pm

  2. Super photo and a unique way to fulfill the theme.

    September 18, 2014 at 7:21 pm

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