Mine: Spies-Virgil Mine, Iron River, MI

Began → Spies-Virgil Mine → Became

From: 1915

Location: E 1/2-NW (Spies) and SW-NW (Virgil) of Section 24 of T43N-R35W.

Owned by: Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co.

Produced: Iron Ore, soft, red, high phosphorus, crushed.

Method: Underground, sub-level stoping method. Depth: 1,256 feet.

Railroad connection: C&NW to port of Escanaba.


Lifetime Production: 3.293.65- tpms between 1912 and 1950

Spies opened in 1916 and shipped through 1927. Inactive until 1945 when it began shipping and has shipped each year. Virgil opened in 1912 and shipped in 1912-1914, 1916, 1918 and 1925-1946, except 1934. [LSIO]