Mine: Alpha Mine, Alpha, MI


Began → Alpha Mine → Became Balkan-Judson Mine

From: 1903

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.

Until: 1903

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.

[LSIO-1950]


xxxxxxxxAlpha Mine

Photo Info/Credit: Top, an early view of the open pit mine at Alpha. 2nd photo,a 1913 view. [Mark Worrall collection]