White Pine, Michigan

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White Pine, Michigan
Census-designated place (CDP) & Unincorporated community
An elegant fan of native copper from the White Pine mine. Size 12.3 x 6.8 x 0.1 cm.
An elegant fan of native copper from the White Pine mine. Size 12.3 x 6.8 x 0.1 cm.
White Pine, Michigan is located in Michigan
White Pine, Michigan
White Pine, Michigan
Coordinates: 46°45′14″N 89°35′03″W / 46.75389°N 89.58417°W / 46.75389; -89.58417Coordinates: 46°45′14″N 89°35′03″W / 46.75389°N 89.58417°W / 46.75389; -89.58417[1]
Country United States
State Michigan
County Ontonagon
Township Carp Lake
Area[2]
 • Total 5.002 sq mi (12.96 km2)
 • Land 5.002 sq mi (12.96 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[1] 899 ft (274 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 474
 • Density 95/sq mi (37/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49971
Area code(s) 906
GNIS feature ID 1622143[1]

White Pine is an unincorporated community census-designated place in Ontonagon County in the U.S. state of Michigan.[4] As of the 2010 census, its population was 474.[3]

White Pine is located at 46°45′14″N 89°35′03″W / 46.75389°N 89.58417°W / 46.75389; -89.58417[1] in Carp Lake Township between Bergland, Michigan and Silver City, Michigan, and east of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. The Copper Range Company operated a copper mine in White Pine.

It was a station on the Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Paul Railway. Thomas H. Wilcox, a mining engineer, found mass copper in the Mineral River and formed the White Pine Copper Company to mine it. The settlement was given a post office as "White Pine Mine" in June 1915.[5]

The White Pine ZIP code 49971 is a post office box only office serving two noncontiguous areas in Carp Lake Township.[6][7]

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