IRONTON MINING COMPANY
Company Ownership located in Ashland
The site was first discovered in 1886 and was reported to have the first “permanent shaft” on the Gogebic Range in 1887 at the depth of 170 fee Operations took place from 1886 to 1925.
An “automatic tramway” was completed in July, 1887 to move ore.
Between 1886-1891 the Ironton shipped 53,368 tons of ore. In the 1900s 150 men were employed; 192: 433 men employed; and through the 20s & 1930s and average annual employment of 275 men.
The mine’s depth was 1,800 feet and it shipped a total of 9,477,067 tons of ore by the time it closed in July 19, 1941.
In 1890 the mine was assigned to the Lowell Iron Minning Company and you may often seen the Ironton and Lowell names linked together.