Briar Hill Mine shaft blueprint
MSS-122

Summary Information

Repository
Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Bond, William
Title
Briar Hill Mine shaft blueprint
ID
MSS-122
Date
1911
Extent
1.0 item
Language

Preferred Citation Note

Briar Hill Mine Shaft Design and Plan, Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives, MSS-122.

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Historical Note

The Briar Hill Mine was located at Norway, Michigan on the Menominee Iron Range. It was orginally opened by the Briar Hill Coal & Iron Co. of Youngstown, Ohio, but sold in the late 1880s to the Penn Iron Mining Co., which was the Cambria Iron Company's ore mining subsidiary.

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Scope and Contents Note

This collection consists of one blueprint design of a mine shaft for the Briar Hill Mine. The blueprint includes a detailed list of supplies and labor required to sink the shaft. Information includes cost of labor, timber, explosives, cost of fuel, hoistings, blacksmithing and supplies. The shaft was expected to reach a depth of 1,200 feet and take two years for construction. The blueprint is signed by "Captain William Bond" and dated 1911.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives 5/27/2010

Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, Michigan, 49855
906-227-1225
archives@nmu.edu

Revision Description

  5/27/2010

Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Briar Hill Mine (Norway, Mich.).

Subject(s)

  • Mine shafts--Michigan--Norway--Drawings.
  • Shafts (Excavations)--Drawings.

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Bibliographic note

Article related to the Briar Hill Mine:

Bond, William, "Sinking 'C' Shaft at the West Vulcan Mine, Michigan, Menominee Range," Proceedings of the Lake Superior Mining Institute, 2 (1894): 105-110.

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Collection Inventory

Box 1 of 1 

Oversize
31-11-1

Briar Hill Mine Shaft 

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