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D Shaft of Chapin Mine
Dickinson County Library

Mines and mineral resources

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Item also published with caption in: Dickinson County, Michigan : from earliest times through the Twenties / compiled and edited by William John Cummings. Iron Mountain, Mich. : Dickinson County Board of Commissioners, 1991. 432 p. : ill, maps, ports. ; 3

Photograph of the freezing process used to sink D Shaft of the Chapin Mine through over 90 feet of rock and loose sand. This historic photograph of the freezing process records what may have been the first such attempt in the United States.

D Shaft of Chapin Mine

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