Mine: Homer Mine, Iron River, MI

McGovern, Keweenaw and Minckler Mines → Cardiff Mine → Homer Mine → Became

From: 1914

Location: W 1/2-NW, NW-SW Sec. 23 of T43N-R35W (Homer); Cardiff Mine, made up of E 1/2-NE (McGovern) and N 1/2 SE and SW-NE Sec. 22 of T43N-R35W (Keweenaw); and NE-SW and W 1/2 NW-SE Sec. 23 of T43N-R35W (Minckler).

Owned by: Buffalo Iron Mining Co.; later Hanna Iron Ore Co.

Produced: Iron Ore, medium red-brown, high phosphorus.

Method: Underground, worked by sub-stoping method. Depth: 1,108 feet.

Railroad connection: C&NW to ore dock in Escanaba.


Lifetime Production: 6,921,032 tons between 1915-1950. Continues.


Homer Mine

The Homer Mine was located in Mineral Hills, north of Iron River in Iron County.

Homer Waseca Mine

Photo Info: Top, the Homer River Mine. 2nd photo, a modern version of the complex in the 1950's. [MINARC]