What does the bottom of the legendary mountain of magnetic, from which 700 million tons of ore were taken out of 77 years (photo)

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Well, to be honest, the ore was taken not 77 years old. The first hands to mining iron were attached … Aryans. These guys traveled through Eurasia in search of the venue of the promised and several centuries in our places. So prehistoric metallurgists already at that time were not averse to dig in the Ural subsoil.

Then about the wonderful grief, whose slopes of which are almost entirely made from the richest iron ore, they learned steppes-nomads. Well, loved all sorts of horses on our steppes. These guys were well sooo militant, and weapons they needed well, sooo a lot.

The oldest arms race led to the fact that when the geological parties of Russian industrialists stumbled on the mountain, where the compasses do not work and refuses the GPS, the slopes of this mountain were similar to the honeycomb. So many people have time to «break through» there.

If it were not for the revolution, the development of the legendary magnetic mountain would be the beginning of the royal government. For geologists (and there were about 5 parties) Salzing the slopes of the mountain carried the verdict:

Do not dig up.

It was believed that the reserves of iron ore in the mountain would be enough for about 200 years, no one could specify the exact number of the figure.

After the revolution, the Bolsheviks were connected to the plans for the development of the mountain: the guys are active, creative, they did not love to sit still. And sent three search parties to the Urals at once. The last party carried the verdict:

With an active industrial development, a large ruda inverter will be enough for 120 years, which is about 10 billion tons.

Remember what I talked about the activity of the Bolsheviks? They did not slow down and in 1929 the locomotive brought to the foot of a unique mountain of the first batch of builders.

In general, Magnetic Mountain is not one mountain. This is a collective name of five low hills: Atach, birch, far, tiercan and a host. Five hills formed a square with parties 5 by 5 km. The ore deposit was held between the two vertices of five and partly outwardly outwarded. The content of iron achieved 72% in some ore veins, which was considered unique.

Already in 1929, the grief made an autopsy and the first ore went to the metallurgical giant under construction. At that time, loved drumk, respectively, the ore was taken out of the ground with the same shock pace.

And, gradually, an understanding came that billions of ore in the legendary grief would not smell. Ruda was rich, but it was not so much.

And I was withdrawn by all the percussion and perch.

Of course, the Great Patriotic War said his word when Magnitogorsk Steel was more necessary than gold. Shells, tanks, rifles, automata and machine guns — all this was required by our army in giant quantities.

But after the war, the extraction of ore was continuing more and more active. The most productive year was 1957, when 17 million tons were raised from the ground. And this record became the beginning of the end — the mines realized that there was not even a billion tons in Mount. He lived did not leave deep down, did not go to other heights, as geologists hoped, she was simply exhausted.

The last ton of ore from the richest deposit was mined in 2006.

During all this time, about 700 million tons of ore were seized from the mountain.

Now in the place of two vertices turned out to be a deep step of removal, which is now reclaimed, fall asleep with clay and chernozem, and over time, the forest will make noise on the site of the legendary mountain. Russia’s largest metallurgical plant works exclusively on imported raw materials.