Mining:  Lake Superior Mine, Ishpeming, MI

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  • Reached by the Iron Mountain Railroad in 1855.  [EHMT]

  • In operation in Ishpeming and the first shipments went out in 1858.  In 1870, it was the first mine to use diamond drulls for exploring on the Marquette Range.  The mine became very large.  There was a large pit in the hard ore mine, built in the South Barnum Mine area.  The mine employed approximately 500 men in 1881.  In the 1870's and 1880's the company opened another mine called the Lake Superior Hematite mine.  [EHMT]

  • In 1879, this mine tests electric arc lights.  [EHMT]


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