Marquette County Iron Mines - Ishpeming west

Mine: Morris Mine, Ishpeming, MI

Began → Morris Mine → Became

Operated for 38+ years, contuning as of 1950.

From: 1912

Location: S 1/2 and SE-NE Sec. 1; SE-NE and NE-SE Sec. 2 oif T47N-R28W

Owned by: Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co. along with Lloyd mine, then Inland Steel Co. as Morris mine since 1933.

Produced: Iron Ore, soft, red, non-bessemer.

Method: Underground, sub-level caving and sub-level stoping methods. Greatest depth was 1,850 feet.

Railroad connection: LS&I to Presque Isle dock; C&NW to Escanaba dock.

Until: 1950 but continuing

Lifetime Production: 7,829,387 tons between 1912-1950. Continues.

Source: [LSIO=1950]


SE-NE Sec. 2 at one time included in Barnes-Hecker property. Formally included S 1/2-NW and SW-NE Sec. 1 and SW-NE, NE-W,  1/2-DE and SE-SE Sec. 7 of T47N-R28W.

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