Mine: Sherwood Mine, Mineral Hills, MI
Began → Sherwood Mine → Became
Location: SE-NE, NE-SE Section 23 of T43N-R35W
Owned by: Republic Steel Corp, then Inland Steel Co. in 1943.
Produced: Iron Ore, semi-hard, reddish-brown, high phosphorus. Crushed.
Railroad connection: C&NW to port of Escanaba.
Until: 1978 (closed). Last working mine in Iron River area.
Lifetime Production: 2,838,904 tons between 1931 and 1950.
Photo info: An overhead view of the Sherwood Mine in Mineral Hills with a modern shaft house on the left and support buildings on the site. [MINART]
June 1, 1959 - Sherwood Mine, Iron River, Iron Co. - Inrush of hot gases and steam - 6 fatalities.