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Mining:  Spies-Virgil Mine, Iron River, MI

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Natural Resource:

Iron ore, soft, red, high phosphorus. Crushed.  Constituent of grade shipped, 1950: Virgil.

Location:

Spies, E 1/2-NW; and Virgil, SW-NW Sec. 24, T43N-R35W.

Production Years:

1912-1956

Tonnage Produced:

Spies:  2,145,965

Virgil:  2,049,146

Method:

Underground.  Worked by sub-level stoping method.

Depth / Size:

Depth:  1,256 feet.

Owner/Agent:

Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co.

Rail Service:

C&NW

Shipping Port:

Port of Escanaba, MI

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Information Source:

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