Mine: Hiawatha Mine No. 1, Stambaugh, MI

Varius (see notes) → Hiawatha Mine No. 1 Mine → Became

From: 1893

Location: W 1/2-NE, NE-SW, S 1/2-SW and SE Sec. 35 of T43N-R35W. Includes NW-NE, part of former Wickwire; SW-NE, old Anna; S 1/2-SW of West Hiawatha; NE-SE of Chatham; SE-SE of Stegmiller; and NW-SE and NE-SW of North Hiawatha, all in Sec. 35. of T43N-R35W.

Owned by: Formerly by Munroe Iron Mining Co.; later by Hanna Iron Ore Co.

Produced: Iron Ore, hard, red, high phosphorus, crushed.

Method: Underground, by stoping method. Depth: 2,100 feet.

Railroad connection: C&NW to Escanaba ore dock.


Lifetime Production: 9,883,904 between 1893 and 1950. Includes Chatham mine. Continues into 1950's.

The Hiawatha Mine complex was located in Iron River and Stambaugh in Iron County.

For early history of Chatham, see Chatham mine page. North Hiawatha lease secured and prperty included in Hiawatha No. 1 in 1951.

Hiawatha Mine No. 2

Photo Info/Credit: Hiawatha Mine No. 1 in Iron River and Stambaugh in the 1940's.


1911. The Hiawatha Mine, located on the S. W. ¼ of the S. E. ¼, Section 35, 43-35 is owned in fee by the Munro Iron Mining Company who began work on the property in 1906. The shaft has been sunk to a total depth of 790 feet with levels approximately one hundred feet apart, the seventh or bottom level being at a depth of 757 feet.

The sub-level stoping system of mining is used to a large extent. The surface equipment consists of four return tubular boilers, 22”x48” Allis Chalmers first motion hoist with 7 ft. drum, 2,000-ft. Nordberg cross compound air compressor, McEwen D. C. generator, and a No. 8 McCully crusher. Tramming is done by electricity. The mine is provided with a one 1,200 gallon Prescott crank and fly wheel pump and one 1,000 gallon Prescott triple expansion pump. The yearly output is about 130,000 tons. Total production previous to 1911, 614,496 tons. [LSMI-1911]