Mine: Bessemer Mine, Ishpeming, MI
Began → Bessemer Mine → Became
Produced: Iron Ore
Method: Open pit surface mine.
Railroad connection: C&NW branch line.
Stamp Mill/Pellet Plant:
Until: At least 1877
Lifetime Production: 25,578 tons shipped to Cleveland before 1878.
70 acres, southeastt 1/4 of Section 35, T48-R27 on the south shore of Teal Lake.
In 1877, 54' below the surface. Soft hematite, large open pit. 61.3% metallic iron, 3.2% silica.