The Ironton Mine

The Ironton Mine (HM14LU)

Location: La Valle, WI 53941 Sauk County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 32.87', W 90° 8.472'

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The first iron deposits in Sauk County were discovered about 1½ miles south of here in 1849. The commercial production of iron was begun by Jonas Tower in 1858. Large slag deposits at the smelter site still give evidence of the iron operation. Mining and smelting continued until the end of the 1870's when competition from the vastly larger and richer deposits in the Lake Superior region ended mining operations here.
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HM NumberHM14LU
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Marker Number2
Year Placed1968
Placed ByThe Sauk County Conservation Committee
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 4:55pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 730940 N 4825624
Decimal Degrees43.54783333, -90.14120000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 32.87', W 90° 8.472'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 32' 52.20" N, 90° 8' 28.32" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 799 Mill St, La Valle WI 53941, US
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