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Photos from: Pioneering explorer, pilot Ron Sheardown

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Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.

Today, the mountain of high-grade iron that caused the compass in Ron Sheardown's Cessna to spin eratically during a mineral exploration flight over Nunavut is the site of Baffinland's Mary River Mine, which produces the highest grade direct shipping iron ore in the world.

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