Mine: Pewabic Mine, Iron Mountain, MI

Walpole and Keel Ridge mines → Pewabic Mine → Became

Operated for 41 years.

From: 1887

Location: NW and S 1/2 Sec. 32 of T40N-R30W. Includes Keel Ridge S 1/2-SW and SE Sec. 32.

Owned by: Pewabic Co., Pickands Mather & Co. agents. Keel Ridge mine was operated by Emmet Mining Co.

Produced: Iron Ore, soft, red, siliceous and soft, blue, non-Bessemer.

Method: Underground, by sub-level and block caving. Depth: 941 feet.

Railroad connection: C&NW to port of Escanaba.

Until: 1918

Lifetime Production: 9,452,440 between 1880-1918.

Source: [LSIO-1950]

Pewabic MinePhoto info: An early view of the Pewabic Mine in Iron Mountain. [MINART]


The Pewabic Mine was an iron ore mine located at Iron Mountain, MI in Dickenson County.

The Pewabic Mine was reached through a series of switch backs up the mountain from downtown Iron Mountain. The Walpole Mine was also reached from this branch in 1917. [CNWV]

N 1/4 of Section 32, T40N-R30W.

Time Line

1887. Mine is opened.

1911. The Pewabic Company operates the Pewabic Mine near the City of Iron Mountain. It is one of the oldest companies on the Menominee Range, and in point of total shipments is the third largest producer. The Pewabic includes the old Walpole and Keel Ridge Mines. The local office of the company is at Iron Mountain. Mr. E. F. Brown is manager and W. G. Munroe assistant superintendent.

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