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Mine: Bessemer Mine, Ishpeming, MI


Began → Bessemer Mine → Became

From: 1875

Owned by: 

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.