Mine: Cotrell Mine, Caspian, MI


Began → Cotrell Mine → Became

From: 1915

Location: NE-SE Sec. 1 of T42N-R35W

Owned by: Brule Mining Co. (Oglebay, Norton & Co. agent). Later part of Berkshire operated by Youngstown Mins Corp. and subsequenyly by The Verona Mining Co. (Pickands Mather & Co. agent). In 1934 acquired from Detroit & Marquette Land co. by Hanna Iron Ore Co.

Produced: Iron Ore, soft, red brown, high phosphorus

Method: Underground

Railroad connection: C&NW to Escanaba ore dock.

Stamp Mill/Pellet Plant:

Until: 1916

Lifetime Production: 75,134 tons between 1915 and 1916


In 1950, the Verona Mining Co. has a permit from the Hanna Co. to use the Cottrell mine in operating the Berkshire (in the present Buck Group) which adjoins it. No shipments since 1916 (as of 1950).

[LSIO-1950]