Open pit mines that are no longer worked are a common feature along the Iron Range.
Some of these sites have been redeveloped for other uses.
For instance, the Virginia Pilot is a project which focuses on redeveloping the grounds adjacent to the old mines into low- to moderate-income residential space.
The Hill-Annex Mine is now a state park and offers tours to visitors who wish to learn about mine operations. Currently, there are six mining-processing facilities in operation on the Iron Range.
The last facility is Hibbing Taconite which operates a mine and plant between the cities of Hibbing and Chisholm.