Dickenson County Iron Mines - Iron Mountain and north

Mine: Ludington Mine, Iron Mountain, MI

Bradley Mine → Ludington Mine → Chapin Mine (1894)

Operated for 14 years.

From: 1879

Location: E 1/2-SE Sec. 25 of T40N-R31W. (Included Bradley Mine, N 1/2-SE Sec. 25).

Owned by: Oliver Iron Mining Co., Ludington Company, then Chapin Mining Co.

Produced: Iron Ore, soft, blue, non-Bessemer and Bessemer. Some crushed.

Method: Underground, worked by sub-level caving. Depth: 1,796 feet.

Railroad connection: C&NW to Escanaba ore dock.

Until: 1893, closed due to flooding.

Lifetime Production: 1,001,518 tons from 1880-1894.

Source: [LSIO-1950]

Ludington MinePhoto Info: The mine shaft and power house at the Ludington Mine in Iron Mountain. [MINART]


Bought by the Chapin Mine. Connected by shifts to the Chapin and pumped out. [UPM]

The Ludington Mine was located in Iron Mountain in Dickenson County.

S 1/2 of SE 1/4 of Section 25, T40N-R31W.

Time Line

1894. Became part of the Chapin Mine after 1894.

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