Iron Mining in Lyon Mountain
Collected here are photos of iron mining in the hamlet of Lyon Mountain in the Town of Dannemora. The mines, which opened in the 1800s, were originally open-pit but eventually transitioned into underground mining. Although they were originally owned by the Chateaugay Ore & Iron Company, the mines were bought by Republic Steel in the late 1930s. To see more, check out our collection of photos from the Republic Steel mine in Mineville.