Marquette County Iron Mines - Ishpeming west

Mine: Section 16 Mine, Ishpeming, MI

Began → Section 16 Mine → Became

Operated for:


Owned by: Lake Superior Mining Co.; Oliver Mining Co. in 1908.

Produced: Iron Ore

Method: Underground by shaft.

Railroad connection: C&NW

Stamp Mill/Pellet Plant:


Lifetime Production: 

Section 16 MineLake Superior Mine

Photo info: Top, the Section 16 Mine near Ishpeming in the early 1900's. [MINART]. 2nd photo, the Section 16 mine shaft house in a postcard view.


Part of the Lake Superior Mining Co. Hoist house had a two track steel coal trestle (high to dump), low to load in 1917.

On Pine Street, south of Bluff St., Ishpeming. [SBM-2017]

Time Line

1933. The Oliver Mining Company announced that shipments will be made next week from the stockpiles of the Section 16 mine south of Ishpeming. Railroad tracks leading to the mine are being repaired and a steam shovel os being placed in readiness for the start of shipping operations. The first ore is expected to move to the LS&I dock at Presque Isle net week. [IDG-1933-0811]

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