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Mines and Mining Towns in Alaska and Western Canada


Gold dredge on the Chatanika River north of Fairbanks

 thumbnail - Historic Gold Dredge Number 8

A floating gold dredge at Chatanika

near Fox, Alaska

August 9, 2000
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The Chatanika River

The historic Pedro gold dredge has been relocated to Chicken

 thumbnail - Pedro Dredge at Chicken

The Pedro Dredge, relocated next to the campground

Chicken, Alaska

August 31, 2010
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Chicken, Alaska

The Independence Mine

High in the Talkeetna Mountains, Alaska

 thumbnail - 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

August 15, 2013
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Kennecott Copper mine and mill in Wrangell-St Elias National Park

The richest copper mine of all, developed in a remote wilderness, now protected in Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park.

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Rickety old buildings and masses of rusty junk in Kennicott

Kennicott, Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park, Alaska

September 12, 2010
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Inside the Kennecott Mill in Wrangell-St Elias National Park

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Giant tanks in the copper mill are sometmes referred to as the "brewery" at Kennicott

Kennicott, Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park, Alaska

September 12, 2010
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The Kennecott Mine Copper Mill

Dawson City, Yukon Territory

The fabled destination for the Klondike Gold Rush (known as the last great adventure), commemorated in the writings of Jack London and the poetry of Robert Service.

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The Dawson Daily News building, a treasure trove of historic materials about Gold Rush days in the Yukon

Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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Small-scale gold mining on Bonanza Creek in the Klondike

 thumbnail - A small placer mine on Bonanza Creek

Many small claims along Bonanza Creek continue to be mined, often with improvised equipment

south of Dawson, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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Gold Dredge Number 4 in the Klondike Minig District

 thumbnail - The stacker on the stern of Gold Dredge Number 4

Looking out the back of the dredge at the stacker, which swung back and forth disposing of the washed gravels

Bonanza Creek, south of Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 29, 2010
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Recently abandoned mine and town of Elsa in the Yukon

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The abandoned mining town of Elsa, a rich silver mine from 1903 to 1989

east of Mayo on the Silver Trail, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 28, 2010
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Keno, gold mining town in the Yukon

 thumbnail - Downtown Keno City

Public library, museum, and cafe in downtown Keno

historic town on the Silver Trail, Yukon Territory, Canada

August 28, 2010
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Keno Hill, where the mines were located

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December 31, 1969
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Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia

A modern company town built to house the workforce for the Bullmoose mine and a coal-washing and shipping facility, Tumbler Ridge closed down and then was sold off at bargain prices.

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Dragline bucket and the town hall in Tumbler Ridge

Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia, Canada

August 19, 2010
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Quintette Mine coal loading Plant One near Tumbler Ridge

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The Quintette Mine coal loading facility near Tumbler Ridge

Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia, Canada

August 18, 2010
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Jade City on the Cassiar Highway

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The store and outdoor work area at Jade City

on the Cassiar Highway, British Columbia, Canada

September 17, 2010
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The Premier Mine on the Granduc Mine Road near Stewart and Hyder

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Looking across to the Premier Mine

Granduc Mine Road, British Columbia, Canada

September 18, 2010
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Myra Falls Mill in Strathcona-Westmin Provincial Park

 thumbnail - The copper-zinc mill facility at Myra Falls, Strathcona-Westmin Park

The copper-zinc mill facility at Myra Falls, Strathcona-Westmin Park

Strathcona-Westmin Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada

July 14, 2004
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Restored historic gold rush town of Barkerville

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Old mining equipment along the back street in Barkerville

Barkerville, British Columbia, Canada

August 17, 2010
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World Largest truck at Sparwood in the coal mining area near Crowsnest Pass

 thumbnail - The world's largest truck on display in the coal mining town of Sparwood

The world's largest truck on display in the coal mining town of Sparwood

Sparwood, British Columbia, Canada

July 24, 2003
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Atlas Coal Mine and Tipple in the Drumheller Valley

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Under the wooden tipple at the Atlas Coal Mine in East Coulee, near Drumheller

near Drumheller, Alberta, Canada

July 21, 2003
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Sulfur is associated with caol mining in the Crowsnets Pass area

 thumbnail - Sulfur from a gas treatment plant in the Crowsnest Pass

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada

July 25, 2003
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Open pit coal mines near Crowsnest Pas have been revegetated

 thumbnail - Coal mines and the coal mining town of Coleman

Coleman, near Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada

July 25, 2003
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Historic Leitch Collieries near Crowsnest Pass

 thumbnail - Old powerhouse at the Leitch Collieries historic site at Police Flats

Frank, Alberta, Canada

July 25, 2003
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