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Mine: Florence Mine, Florence, WI


Began → Florence Mine → Became

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Produced: Iron Ore

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Fire at the Florence Mine: During the first week of October, 1905, some old timbers at the collar of No. 2 shaft, Florence mine, Florence, Wis., were burned. Sparks from this fire ignited the cribbing in No. 1 shaft, a short distance away. From the cribbing the fire communicated to the pyriticblack slate in the hanging wall of the ore body. A great deal of inconvenience was experienced in fighting the fire, owing to the sulphurous fumes issuing from the opening, and it was not until some time during the week of October 16 that the shaft was finally filled with sand from a nearby pit. The mine records state that this fire started again in the spring of 1906, but no particulars are given. As work in the shaft was resumed in June of the same year it is presumed that the fire must have been out at that time. [FLS]