Marquette County Iron Mines - Champion and Republic areas

Mine: Michigamme Mine, Michigamme, MI

Began → Michigamme Mine → Became

Operated: 33 years.

From: 1872

Location: All of S 1/2 Sec. 19 and SW Sec 20 of T48N-R30W, except area covered by Lake Michigamme.

Owned by: Michigamme Co., then Cleveland Iron Mining Co. which became Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co.

Produced: Iron Ore, non-Bessemer.

Method: Underground, greatest depth 661 feet.

Railroad connection: C&INW and MH&O, then DSS&A to Marquette dock. C&NW to Escanaba dock.

Until: 1905

Lifetime Production: 276,015 tons of ore shipped through 1905.

Source: [LSIO-1950]


Also known as the Michigammi mine.

South 1/2 of Section 19 and 20, T48-R30. Mainly in Section 19.

Time Line

1842. In 1842 a saw mill was first built. Town laid out but village burned in June. It was rebuilt.

1872. The Michigamme Mine ships its first ore. [DSS] A company sawmill in the village of Michigamme cuts 40,000 feet of lumber per day. [DSS]


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