Independence Mine State Historical Park

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Facility:Independence Mine State Historical Park
Description:What is now called Independence Mine was once two mines: The Alaska Free Gold (Martin) Mine on Skyscraper Mountain, and Independence Mine on Granite Mountain. In 1938 the two were bought together under one company, the Alaska-Pacific Consolidated Mining Company (APC). With a block of 83 mining claims, APC became the largest producer in the Willow Creek Mining District. The claims covered more than 1,350 acres and included 27 structures. In its peak year, 1941, APC employed 204 men, blasted nearly a dozen miles of tunnels, and produced 34,416 ounces of gold worth $1,204,560; today $17,208,000. Twenty-two families lived in nearby Boomtown, with eight children attending the Territorial School in the new bunkhouse.
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Address 1:Hatchers Pass
Address 2:
City:Palmer
State/Province:AK
Zip Code:99654
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:11:00am - 6:00pm
7 days per week
June 15 thru Labor Day
Admission:$6 Adults $3 children for the tour plus $5 parking fee
Telephone:(907) 745-2827
Website:http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/indmine.htm
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