Taconite - Digging into MN Minerals - Minnesota DNR
The finished product is taconite pellets. 6. Steel The taconite pellets are loaded into ore ships. These ships sail on the Great Lakes to Gary, Indiana, Cleveland, Ohio and other steel-making towns. The taconite pellets are brought to the steel mills to be melted down into steel. Taconite is mined from the Mesabi Iron Range, near Hibbing, MN.