Some rocks from inside the mine.
The above-ground facilities at Soudan Underground Mine State Park have reopened, but the park is unlikely to be able to offer underground tours this summer. Until clean-up, repairs, and thorough safety inspections are completed, the DNR is unable to speculate on future underground tours. In March 2011 there had been a fire down inside the mine. You can see the story here.
The park plans to offer guided tours of the historic buildings above ground this summer. Like the underground tours, the above-ground tours will focus on the contributions of mining to the history and culture of Minnesota’s iron range.
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