Republic's Raimund Mines

Accord to White, in The Birmingham District, p. 208, the Raimund mining site was developed by John Adams for Thomas Pioneer Mining and Manufacturing Company in 1896.  The mine was located on the L&N's Birmingham MIneral RR, and was named for Thomas' grandson, Raimund.

In 1899 the property was purchased by Republic Iron and Steel Company, which began mining operations there in 1905.  This operation was successful, producing over 12 million tons of iron ore by 1938.  In 1944, Republic sold the property to Edwards Brothers Realty, of Bessemer, who operated the mine as Edwards Ore Mine until 1962.

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