Mine: Mastodon Mine, Alpha, MI


Began → Mastodon Mine → Became

From: 1882

Location: NE Sec. 13 of T42N-R33W

Owned by: Mastoden Iron Co. Leased to Balkan Mining co. in 1912 and operated as a part of Balkan-Judson Group of mines, Pickands Mather & Co. agents. Lease surrendered in 1935.

Produced: Iron Ore, soft, red, high phosphorus and manganiferous.

Method: Underground, worked by sub-level caving. Depth: 434 feet.

Railroad connection: C&NW and MILW to Escanaba docks.

Until: 1942

Lifetime Production: 447,315 tons from 1882-1942 (included under Balkan-Judson). Stockpile shipment in 1942 by Pittsburgh Coke & Iron Co.


[LSIO-1950]