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Mining:  Forbes Mine, Iron River, MI

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Natural Resource:

Iron ore, soft, yellow, high phosphorus.

Location:

NE-SW Sec 14 - T43N-R35W.  Formerly included SE-SW Sec. 14, T43N-R35W

Production Years:

Opened 1912, shipped every year beginning in 1913, except 1917-1919, 1921-1922, 1931-1933 and 1940-1942.  Closed 1946.

Tonnage Produced:

2,283,822

Method:

Worked by stoping method.

Depth / Size:

Depth 475 feet.

Owner/Agent:

Operated at one time by Jones and Laughlin Ore Co.  Acquired by North Range Mining Company 4/1/1935. Operated 1941-1946 by Pittsburgh Coke and Iron Co.   SE-SW Sec. 14 acquired by Pickands Mining Co. in 1947 and property is used as thesite for the Davidson Shaft SE-SW Sec. 14 included in Davidson Group.  Last mining company was the Pittsburgh Coke and Iron Company.

Rail Service:

C&NW and MILW.

Shipping Port:

Port of Escanaba, MI

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