Newport Hill

Newport Hill

On this site, on October 8, 1871, geologist Raphael Pumpelly of Harvard University discovered one of the iron ore formations that created Gogebic County's "boom era." The Newport Mine, named for Pumpelly's home in Rhode Island, began operations in 1884 - the Geneva Mine in 1887. By the closing of the mine in 1966, 255 million tons of iron ore had been shipped from Gogebic County and 67 million tons from adjoining Iron County, Wisconsin
photo of Newport Hill

Registered Site S0523
Erected 1979

Location: Across from No. 1 Newport Heights
Ironwood, Gogebic County

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Latitude: 46.4557762, Longitude: -90.1299905

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