Ball mill transported by Margaretha Green

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A ball mill brought down from Hoyt Lakes in many pieces is being loaded onto the Margaretha Green at the Port Terminal this week for shipment to India. A ball mill is a large steel drum used in the process of making taconite. Steel balls, in the drum, are used to break up hard rock, on its way to becoming marble-sized taconite pellets. Jindal Steel and Power Company in New Delhi bought the ball mill. They are getting all the steel balls as well. They were being lifted into the ship on Wednesday (above).
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-27-2006

Margaretha Green bound for India

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The Dutch flagged Margaretha Green came in from the anchorage on Monday morning and began to load parts of a ball mill brought down here from Hoyt Lakes and on its way to India. Above, the Margaretha Green’s holds are open; you can see one crane from the ship turned over the side ready to hoist one of the larger parts into the ship. Another crane’s cable hangs down the middle, and, off the bow of the ship, the Mesabi Miner was pulling into the Murphy Oil dock for fuel. After that, the boat went over to the CN dock to load taconite. It will leave this morning; the Margaretha Green may be here for a week.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-25-2006