Republic in Marquette County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Republic Open Pit Mine
Erected by Republic Area Historical Society and Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Incorporated.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 46° 24.21′ N, 87° 58.915′ W. Marker is Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Republic MI 49879, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Reopening the Mine and Moving Republic (here, next to this marker); Community History and Other Industries (here, next to this marker); The Life of a Miner (here, next to this marker); Early Mine Exploration and Development (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to the Republic Open Pit Mine Observation Site (a few steps from this marker); The Republic Iron Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cecil E. Munson Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Kloman Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Republic.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Republic Iron Mine, Republic, Michigan
Also see . . .
1. Republic Mine, Upper Peninsula Michigan, 1978 (YouTube). (Here are some rare images of this massive open pit iron ore mine when it still operated. Includes a view looking into a cone gyratory crusher.) The Republic Mine operated until 1981 (Submitted on August 7, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Republic Iron Mine. This opencast mine is now closed, and the groundwater filled the huge pit to a certain level. Above this level, the mined ore is easy to see. The pit is 200m deep and has an area of 100ha. It is the only open pit mine in Michigan open for free public viewing. There is an observation stand near the pit's edge. The mine is owned by Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company, who also own Tilden Mine, which is still operating. (Submitted on August 7, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 7, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.