Mine: Bates Mine, Iron River, MI


Johnson Mine → Bates Mine → Closed

From: 1910

Location: W 1/2-NW Sec. 19 (west half of former Bates lease) and N 1/2-SW and part of S 1/2-SW Sec. 19 of T43N-R34W (Johnson Mine)

Owned by: Bates Iron Co.; later by Hanna Iron Ore Co.

Produced: Iron Ore, soft, yellow, high phosphorus. Crushed.

Method: Underground by stoping method. Depth: 2,040 feet.

Railroad connection: C&NW and MILW to Escanaba docks.

Until: 1947

Lifetime Production: 4,054,666 tons between 1915 and 1947.


Bates Mine was located northeast of Iron River in Iron County.

No production from Johnson lease, acquired in 1947.

[LSIO-1947]