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Mine: Hilltop Mine, Crystal Falls, MI


Began → Hilltop Mine → Became

From: 1899

Location: SW-NW and Lot 3, equivalent to W 1/2-SW Sec. 22 of T43N-R32W.

Owned by: Oliver Iron Mining Co. until 1912. Lease assigned to Roberts Ore Co. Operated in 1914 by Cuyahoga Mining Co. and in 1917 by J. E. Thropp. Victoria Mine in NW-NW Sec. 22 was operated with Hilltop at one time.

Produced: Iron Ore, red, high phosphorus.

Method: Underground.

Railroad connection: C&NW and MILW to ports in Escanaba.

Until: 1919

Lifetime Production: 98,202 tons between 1899-1919


The Hilltop Mine was located near Crystal Falls and worked between 1899 and 1919.

Property description: SW-NW and W 1/2-SW Section 22, T43N-R32W which is the 120 acres between N46-6-6, 46-6-44, W88-17-58 and W88-18-18.

[LKSIO-1950]