A Slight Wrinkle in the Strata (2021)


A 1904 geological survey owed the presence of iron-bearing rocks deep under the Mesabi Range to “a slight wrinkle in the strata.” The abandoned open-pit mines that once produced a majority of America’s iron-ore now alter the northern Minnesota landscape as vast, water-filled craters. Oral histories, landscapes and observations of daily life are layered to create a portrait of a community existing in this post-extraction economy.