Mine: Millie Mine, Iron Mountain, MI

Hewitt Mine → Millie Mine → Chapin Mine

Operated for 55 years.

From: 1881

Location: NE-NW and NW-NE Sec. 31 of T40N-R30W

Owned by: Hewitt and Dessau Mning Co. until 1918. Then Oliver Iron Mining Co. (through Chapin mine) 1918-1925. Property acquired by North Range mining co. with shipment made from the open pit in 1936. Lease cancelled in 1945 and property reverted to fee ownrs. 

Produced: Iron Ore

Method: Open pit and underground methods. Depth: 1,200 feet.

Railroad connection: C&NW and MILW to port of Escanaba.

Until: 1936

Lifetime Production: 503,934 tons between 1881-1936.

Source: [LSIO-1950]


Was the Hewitt Mine.

Time Line

1880. Formerly the Hewitt Mine. This was an open pit mine.

1903 - March. Iron Mountain, Mich., March 13--Four men were drowned and four others are missing as a result of a rush of water today into a fourth level cut in the Millie Mine. The accident was caused by the men working through the wall of their level into another level, an old working, which had been flooded. The known dead are Henry Jaeger, Capt. James Williams, John Davey and John Richards.-- [Sun, MD, 02-23-14-1903]

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

1911. This company (Dessau) operates the Millie Mine located on the N. E. ¼ of the N. W. ¼ and the N. W. ¼ of the N. E. ¼ of Section 31, Town 40, Range 30. This mine was first opened in the early eighties and has shipped to January first 368,267 tons. This product with the exception of 113,650 tons, mined from an open pit at the west end of the property, was a high grade Bessemer ore. The Main shaft is 350 feet in depth. S. J. McGregor, Iron Mountain, Mich., is in charge of the property. [LSMI-1911]

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