Mine: Mastodon Mine, Alpha, MI
Began → Mastodon Mine → Became
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.
Lifetime Production: 447,315 tons from 1882-1942 (included under Balkan-Judson). Stockpile shipment in 1942 by Pittsburgh Coke & Iron Co.