Mine: Alpha Mine, Alpha, MI
Began → Alpha Mine → Became Balkan-Judson Mine
Location: SE-SE Sec. 11 and SW-SW Sec. 12 of T42N-R33W
Owned by: Balkan Mining Company until 1935.
Produced: Iron Ore, soft red, non-bessemer.
Method: Underground and open pit.
Railroad connection: C&NW to Escanaba dock.
Lifetime Production: - 1,370 tons.
[mindat.org] NE-NW Sec. 13 T42N-R33W
Alpha Mine was a iron ore mine located near the town of Alpha in eastern Iron County around 1881.
Explored in early 1880's but no record of shipments until 1903.
Photo Info/Credit: Top, an early view of the open pit mine at Alpha. 2nd photo,a 1913 view. [Mark Worrall collection]