Mine: Ahmeek Mine.

Began → Ahmeek Mine → Became

From: 1903

Owned by: Ahmeek Mining Company. Merged with C&H in 1923.

Produced: Copper Ore

Method: Underground shafts.

Railroad connection:

Stamp Mill/Smelter: Aheek Mill.

Until: Operations suspected in 1931. Reopened from 1936 to 1966.

Lifetime Production: 


4 incline shafts worked to a depth of 3,000 feet. Shafts 3 and 4 were worked from a common shafthouse. [Mindat]

Ahmeek Mine website on Wikipedia, click here.

Ahmeek MineAhmeek Mine was located near Ahmeek, which is just north of Calumet into Keweenaw County. C&H gained control in 1909 and then merged with it in 1923. [UPM]

The mine was established by the Ahmeek Mining Company in 1880 and ran intermittently until 1903 when the Kearsage Lode was located and then became a substantial producer. The Calumet and Hecla gained control in 1909 and merged with it in 1923. There were a total of four mine shafts. [UPM]

Photo info/credit: Railroad cars outside the Ahmeek Mine in 1951.

Shaft No. 1 - Located on First Street in Ahmeek, this shaft was sunk in 1880 and operated until 1903.

Shaft No. 2 - Was sunk between 1905-1907. [UPM]

Shaft No. 3 & 4 were sunk in different 80o angles but came up to a single headframe and rockhouse. [UPM]

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Photo Info/Credits: Two more photos of the Ahmeek Mine, the top taken in 1941.