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Mining - Underground Scene - Morris Mine

Metal Trade, Iron Industry and Trade, Iron Mines and Mining, Manpower, Labor, Skilled Labor, A tugger-scraper system on the 7th level of CCI's Morris Mine in the 1920s. The electrically powered drum that made up the tugger part of the combination is on the left; the scraper that the tugger's cables pulled back and forth is on the lower right. The scraper would move ore from the point where it was blasted loose to a vertically situated passage (called a raise), which led to the lower level. Ore fell by gravity into ore cars on this level for transportation to a hoisting shaft. [Underground image of two miners.]

Scanned: March 27, 2009


Iron Mines

Metal Trade, Iron Industry and Trade, Iron Mines and Mining, Manpower, Labor, Skilled Labor, Buildings Champion Iron Mine - Ishpeming, Michigan [Image showing the mine in operation. A large pile of iron ore pellets can be seen.]

Scanned: August 8, 2006


Lake Superior Iron Mines - East Lake Angeline Mine

Metal Trade, Iron Industry and Trade, Iron Mines and Mining, Manpower, Labor, Skilled Labor, East Lake Angeline Mine - breaking down ore in top of raiser, showing over hand drilling. [Underground photo of three miners giving a demonstration on over hand drilling.]

Scanned: May 26, 2009


Lake Superior Iron Mines - Cleveland Mine

Metal Trade, Iron Industry and Trade, Iron Mines and Mining, Manufacturing Process, Mills and Millwork, Saw Mills, Manpower, Labor, Skilled Labor Cleveland Mine - Timber Mill [Interior view of mill showing one man who may be operating machinery.]

Scanned: May 26, 2009


Lake Superior Iron Mines - Cleveland Mine

Metal Trade, Iron Industry and Trade, Iron Mines and Mining, Manufacturing Process, Mills and Millwork, Saw Mills, Manpower, Labor, Skilled Labor Cleveland Mine - Timber Mill [Interior view of mill showing some of the workers.]

Scanned: May 26, 2009