Iron Mining Museum
and Gift Shop
300 Kent Street
Iron Mountain MI, 49801
Phone: 906-774-1086

Located in the Central Upper Peninsula, 97 miles north of Green Bay WI
Open June through Labor Day
 

The Largest Collection of Underground Mining Equipment on Display in the State of Michigan.

The Mining Museum at Iron Mountain MI contains:

The Cornish Pumping Engine, a National Historic Site.
One of the largest pumping engines in the world, used at the Chapin Mine in Iron Mountain.

Restored Waco CG-4A Cargo Glider built during World War II
at the nearby Kingsford MI Ford Motor Plant.
Large Exhibit and History of the CG-4A

Large collection of underground mining equipment on display inside the museum and on the grounds.

The Mining Museum has developed a collection of mining equipment used in the iron mines and has this equipment on display outside of the museum and also in the mining rooms of the museum. You will see everything from engines and ore cars to jack hammers and other drilling equipment, pumps of various types, tuggers, scrapers, skips used to transport ore to the surface, man cars used to transport miners to the work area, a dynamite car and much more.

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Ore cars and engine. At the front right is a wooden water pipe. An early mining hoist is in front of the ore cars.

A head sheave which held the cable on the car moving men from the mine to the surface. Behind sheave is a large steam boiler

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iron mining in the upper peninsula of mi

A cable winch used for moving railroad cars.

Man and materials cage used to move men and items down into the mine.

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iron mining equipment museum

A clam bucket for picking up ore, used with a construction type track mounted crane.

Shovel Bucket used with a #341 Bucyrus Erie Shovel

The Gift Shop at the front of the Iron Museum offers a good selection of T-Shirts and denim shirts with the image of the Cornish Pump, the Dickinson County Afghan featuring mining sites, mining books and the Dickinson County Centennial Book filled with information about iron mining around the "iron mountain" area. Glass collectibles plus antique doll and doll furniture reproductions are also available.

Museum hours are 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday
and 12 noon to 4 pm on Sunday, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Other times by appointment.

The Cornish Pump
WWII CG-4A Waco Glider
built at Kingsford MI
Menominee Range
Historical Museum

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