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The Independence Mine
Hatcher Pass Road, Alaska


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Independence Mine headquarters area

Independence Mine headquarters area

The Independence Mine operated from 1938 to 1941 and is now a state historical park. The main cluster of buildings are residences, offices, and workshops.

Independence Mine State Historic Park, north of Palmer, Alaska

Date photographed: August 15, 2013
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Independence Mine power house

Independence Mine power house

Unrestored parts of the Independence Mine show the ravages of winter weather.

Independence Mine State Historic Park, north of Palmer, Alaska

Date photographed: August 15, 2013
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Independence Mine entrance

Independence Mine entrance

Ore-cart tracks at the mouth of the mine tunnel have been restored.

Independence Mine State Historic Park, north of Palmer, Alaska

Date photographed: August 15, 2013
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Dramatic views at the Independence Mine

Dramatic views at the Independence Mine

Swirling clouds alternately hid and revealed the sharp peaks around the Independence Mine.

Independence Mine State Historic Park, north of Palmer, Alaska

Date photographed: August 15, 2013
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Talkeetna Mountains trail above the Independence Mine

Talkeetna Mountains trail above the Independence Mine

Trails lead up from the mine area to small lakes and the base of jagged peaks

Independence Mine State Historic Park, north of Palmer, Alaska

Date photographed: August 15, 2013
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Tundra at the Independence Mine

Tundra at the Independence Mine

Hummocky tundra and cold clear streams at Independence Mine State Historical Park.

Independence Mine State Historic Park, north of Palmer, Alaska

Date photographed: August 15, 2013
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Gold Cord Mine in the Talkeetna Mountains

Gold Cord Mine in the Talkeetna Mountains

Traces of old mine sites and the still-active Gold Cord Mine on the slopes above the historic Independence Mine.

Independence Mine State Historic Park, north of Palmer, Alaska

Date photographed: August 15, 2013
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Independence Mine in the Talkeetna Mountains

Independence Mine in the Talkeetna Mountains

There was an amazing view when the clouds finally lifted off the Talkeetna Mountains.

Independence Mine State Historic Park, north of Palmer, Alaska

Date photographed: August 15, 2013
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