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Mining:  Bates Mine, Iron River, MI

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Natural Resource:

Iron ore, soft, yellow, high phosphorus. Crushed.  Weir grade.

Location:

W 1/2 NW Sec. 19

Production Years:

1915 - 1947

Tonnage Produced:

4,054,666

Method:

Shaft; stoping method.

Depth / Size:

2,040 feet

Owner/Agent:

Hanna Iron Ore Co./M. A. Hanna Co.

Rail Service:

C&NW

Shipping Port:

Port of Escanaba, MI

Notes:

Opened 1910, shipped every year. Formally operates by Bates Iron Co.  Worked by stoping method.

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