First Diamond Drill Hole in the State of Minnesota

First Diamond Drill Hole in the State of Minnesota (HM20J4)

Location: Hoyt Lakes, MN 55750 St. Louis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 47° 33.25', W 92° 7.192'

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Approximately 1,400 feet from this point, the first diamond drill hole in the state of Minnesota was sunk in 1890. E. J. Longyear began drilling June 3, 1890 and completed operations on the hole December 9, 1890. Reaching a depth of 1293 feet, during that time Longyear and his new bride honeymooned in a two-room frame building approximately 150 feet from the drill rig, using one half as living quarters and the other half as a business office.

From the beginning emerged the world-wide drilling corporation known as the Longyear Company.

This site is a designated national and state historic site. All local, state and federal statutes for the protection of this site now apply.
HM NumberHM20J4
Year Placed1976
Placed ByIron Range Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 566217 N 5267124
Decimal Degrees47.55416667, -92.11986667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 47° 33.25', W 92° 7.192'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds47° 33' 15" N, 92° 7' 11.52" W
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Area Code(s)218
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Co Rd 666, Hoyt Lakes MN 55750, US
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