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James Mine (Osana Mine), Mineral Hills, Menominee iron range, Iron Co., Michigan, USA

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Commodities (Major) - Iron
Deposit Type: Secondary Enrichment
Development Status: Past Producer
Deposit Model: 241: Superior Fe (BC name is Lake Superior & Rapitan types iron-formation)
Host Rock Unit: Riverton Iron-Formation
Host Rock: Iron Formation

An iron mine opened in 1906 by the Mineral Mining Co. It was bought by James Mining Co. in 1925 and operated by Pickands-Mather. By closure in 1954, the mine had shipped 8.3 million tons of ore. The mine featured two shafts and five main levels to 860 feet depth. Workings were joined with the Davidson Mines and with the Wauseca Mine.

The property description is N1/2-NE Sec. 23 T43N-R35W, which is the 80 acres between N46º6'45", N46º6'59", W88º38'15", and W88º38'52".

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References

Bernhardt M. (2001) (editor) "Men, Mines, and Memories", Iron County Museum, Caspian, Michigan.

James, H. L., Dutton, C. E., Wier, K. L. (1967) "Geology and Magnetic Data for Northern Iron River Area, Michigan", Geological Survey Division of the Department of Natural Resources, State of Michigan, Lansing.

JAMES, H.L., DUTTON, C.E., PETTIJOHN, F.J., WIER, K.L., 1968, GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE IRON RIVER, CRYSTAL FALLS DISTRICT, IRON COUNTY, MICHIGAN. WASHINGTON, U.S. GOVT. PRINTING OFFICE, 1968. PP. 45-56, 88-110.

LAKE SUPERIOR IRON ORES, MINING DIRECTORY AND STATISTICAL REPORT, PUBLISHED BY THE LAKE SUPERIOR IRON ORE ASSOCIATION, 1952.

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