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Michigan Iron Mines

Michigan Iron Mines

Today all of Michigans iron and steel is produced in the vicinity of Detroit. Three companies operate 8 blast furnaces having a total rated capacity of 3769480 tons of pig iron per year. Michigans steel capacity is 6th in the nation rated at 6769480 tons per year. Michigan iron ore averages about 51 per cent iron natural.

Republic Michigan And The Republic Mine In The Upper

Republic Michigan And The Republic Mine In The Upper

The ore was transported by rail to Marquette and Escanaba and then shipped by ore boat throughout the Great Lakes area. By 1890 the 3 Upper Peninsula Iron Ranges Marquette Menominee and Gogebic were producing 7 million tons of iron ore a year and became the nations major producer of iron ore.

Clevelandcliffs Inc Operations Steelmaking Iron Ore

Clevelandcliffs Inc Operations Steelmaking Iron Ore

Cleveland-Cliffs owns or co-owns five operating iron ore mines in Michigan and Minnesota as well as one indefinitely idled mine in Michigan. We produce various grades of iron ore pellets including standard fluxed and DR-grade generally for use in blast furnaces around the Great Lakes as part of the steelmaking process.

Timeline Upper Peninsula Iron Mining Growth After The

Timeline Upper Peninsula Iron Mining Growth After The

1844 Iron ore is discovered in the Upper Peninsula by William A. Burt the United States deputy surveyor. 27 1845 The first major discovery of ore is made near Negaunee Michigan. 28 July 23 The Jackson Mining Company is formed. The Jackson Mine is opened in Negaunee Michigan. 1849 Iron traces are found in the Menominee Iron Range.

A Brief History Of Mining In Michigan’S Marquette And

A Brief History Of Mining In Michigan’S Marquette And

Negaunee Iron Formation Ishpeming Michigan. USGS Monograph 28 1897 By todays standards nearly all of the pre-World War II iron ore produced would be considered high grade. Ore was shipped directly from the mines to the iron furnaces. From the 1880s on an increasing number of concentrators began operation. They

Iron In Michigan Michiganology

Iron In Michigan Michiganology

May 24 2021 Discovery and Early Mining. William Austin Burt and his surveying crew first came upon Michigans iron ore on September 19 1844. Within a few years iron mines opened all across the central Upper Peninsula. The first mine in Michigan was the Jackson Mine near Negaunee Michigan. Iron mines are located in areas known as ranges.

Mine Shafts Of Michigan Mining History

Mine Shafts Of Michigan Mining History

Mining History Mine Headframes and Structures of Michigan Michigan has four major metallic mining ranges the Copper Country Mining District of Keweenaw Houghton Ontonagon counties and some explorations in Gogebic the Marquette Iron Range of Marquette and Baraga counties the Menominee Iron Range of Dickinson and Iron counties and the Gogebic Iron Range of Gogebic

Mining In Michigan The Diggings™

Mining In Michigan The Diggings™

Michigan has 1853 identified mines listed in The Diggings™. The most commonly listed primary commodities in Michigan mines are Iron Copper and Silver .At the time these mines were surveyed 215 mines in Michigan were observed to have ore mineralization in an outcrop shallow pit or isolated drill hole—known as an occurance mine. 1 Michigan has 783 prospect mines. 2 818 mines were in .

Huge Upper Peninsula Mine Okd Despite Major Concerns

Huge Upper Peninsula Mine Okd Despite Major Concerns

Aug 13 2019 Over and over Michigan environmental regulators sounded alarms as they reviewed a proposed large open-pit ore mine in the Upper Peninsula

A Bright Future Former Up Mine Site To Be Redeveloped

A Bright Future Former Up Mine Site To Be Redeveloped

Dec 10 2020 Today the site is just one of countless decommissioned iron ore mines in the Upper Peninsula. But the future of the former Groveland Mine is different than the rest. Its about to start producing something much cleaner and more modern solar power. The state of Michigan hopes Groveland will be one of the first in this trend of redevelopment.

Gogebic Range Mining History Mine Shafts Of Michigan

Gogebic Range Mining History Mine Shafts Of Michigan

Mining History Mine Shafts of Michigan Part 3 The Gogebic Mineral Range is located in the western Upper Peninsula and extends into neighboring Wisconsin. The iron mines in this range were among the deepest underground iron mines developed in the country.

Copper Mine Tours Upper Peninsula

Copper Mine Tours Upper Peninsula

The first mineral boom in the United States occurred in 1843 when people from all over the continent began to chase the copper silver and iron of Michigans Upper Peninsula. These mines were in commercial operation for more than a hundred years. The first copper mine opened in 1771 and its owner Alexander Henry sent the massive Ontonagon .

Iron I Michigan State University

Iron I Michigan State University

However since its first iron ore shipment of two hundred pounds in 1846 the Upper Peninsula mines below have produced well over one billion tons of iron ore. Some barren waste Iron ore is Michigans most valuable non-fuel mined commodity. In 1994 the Lake Superior area produced 95 of the USs supply of iron ore.

Iron Mines In Michigan Nasa

Iron Mines In Michigan Nasa

Aug 28 2014 But by the 1950s most of the easily accessible ore with high concentrations of iron was gone and mining companies had to dig much deeper and develop new techniques to extract and concentrate iron from lower-grade ore. Today mine operators in Michigans Upper Peninsula are generally after taconite a low-grade ore that was once considered waste rock. To make it usable mining

Iron Mountain Iron Mine Vulcan 2021 All You Need To

Iron Mountain Iron Mine Vulcan 2021 All You Need To

And that is how it is with this mine tour too - rough rugged narrow tough iron ore rock dripping with condensation as you travel ever downward 400 into the cool bowels of the great mountain. You wear a hard hat and rain coat mainly to keep your clothes clean and also to stay dry and warm.

Iron Mountain Iron Mine

Iron Mountain Iron Mine

May 28 2021 This mine operated for 68 years and produced 21625000 tons of iron ore for the great steel mills of the Midwest. Travel 2600 feet through drifts and tunnels to 400 feet below the earths surface. See amazing rock formations and large underground lighted caverns. State Historical Site.

Explore Upper Peninsula Mines And Mine Museums Michigan

Explore Upper Peninsula Mines And Mine Museums Michigan

Oct 04 2017 The Michigan Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee 9 miles west of Marquette offers photos of everyday life in mining towns and a timeline of how mine work evolved. Outside a trail connects the museum to the 47-mile Iron Ore Heritage Trail which passes artwork interpretive signs and relics of the regions mining history. By Gary Thompson

Michiganironmines Mining Artifacts

Michiganironmines Mining Artifacts

Some important producers in this area included the Norrie mine Aurora mine Ashland mine Newport mine Bonnie mine Davis mine Geneva mine and Pabst mine in Ironwood. The BessemerRamsayWakefield area had the Yale mine Ramsay mine AnvilPalms mine Sunday Lake mine Castile mine Brotherton mine Wakefield mine Mikado mine Tilden mine Colby mine Asteroid mine Plymouth mine

Timeline Upper Peninsula Iron Mining Growth After The

Timeline Upper Peninsula Iron Mining Growth After The

1861 There are 3 mines open in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan The Jackson Mine Negaunee the Cleveland Mine Ishpeming and the Lake Superior Mine Ishpeming. 32 1861-1865 The Civil War causes an increased demand for iron ore that can be made into Bessemer steel or used for cannons and ammunition. 1864 There are 6 operational mines in the Upper Peninsula located in the Marquette

End Of Empire Mine ‘End Of The Life’ Michigan News

End Of Empire Mine ‘End Of The Life’ Michigan News

May 09 2016 The Cliffs Shaft Mine now a Michigan State Historic Site was once one of the most productive of the areas underground iron ore mines. The defunct mine

Iron In Michigan Michiganology

Iron In Michigan Michiganology

May 24 2021 Discovery and Early Mining. William Austin Burt and his surveying crew first came upon Michigans iron ore on September 19 1844. Within a few years iron mines opened all across the central Upper Peninsula. The first mine in Michigan was the Jackson Mine near Negaunee Michigan. Iron mines are located in areas known as ranges.

Iron In Michigan Michiganology

Iron In Michigan Michiganology

May 24 2021 Discovery and Early Mining. William Austin Burt and his surveying crew first came upon Michigans iron ore on September 19 1844. Within a few years iron mines opened all across the central Upper Peninsula. The first mine in Michigan was the Jackson Mine near Negaunee Michigan. Iron mines are located in areas known as ranges.

Ironwood Mi Mining Mines Mine Owners And Mine Statistics

Ironwood Mi Mining Mines Mine Owners And Mine Statistics

Mine Owner Land Status Work Type Minerals; Ashland Mine Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co. Prior to 1913. Hayes Mining Co 1913-1926. Underground Iron Ashland Mine Hayes Mining Co. Formerly Private Iron City of Ironwood Pit County Sand and Gravel Geneva Mine Oliver Iron Mining Co. leased all properties in 1902. Underground Iron Geneva .

Abandoned Mining Towns In The Upper Peninsula Of Michigan

Abandoned Mining Towns In The Upper Peninsula Of Michigan

While Upper Michigan still has so much to offer much of its industry has ceased to exist. Starting in the mid-1800s mining was the main industry of Upper Michigan. Upper Michigan had an abundance of copper and other minerals. Stamp Mills began popping up all over Upper Michigan. A Stamp Mills purpose was to crush rocks so they could .

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