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Concrete block houses in Mineville.  Photo: Andy Flynn
Concrete block houses in Mineville. Photo: Andy Flynn

Adirondack Attic: iron ore tailings as a building material

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We continue our Adirondack Attic series: curator Laura Rice tells Andy Flynn why an old concrete block from Mineville is one of her favorite artifacts at the Adirondack Museum. The block was made from iron ore tailings and used to build company housing in the early 1900s.

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Andy Flynn
Adirondack Correspondent

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