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Mine: Foster Mine, Ishpeming, MI


Began → Foster Mine → Became

From: 1865

Owned by: Iron Cliffs Company

Produced: Iron Ore

Method: Long narrow open pit.

Railroad connection:

Stamp Mill/Pellet Plant:

Until: At least 1878.

Lifetime Production: 100,012 tons of iron ore shipped as of 1878. [LSMI-1909]


Section 23, 47-27, east of the Braastad on the estate of the Iron Cliffs Company. Later Iron Cliffs Mine.

Three miles S of Ishpeming, SW 1/4 of Section 23, T47-R27.

In 1878, this was an open pit mine, 500' long, 15' wide and 70' deep.