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    Had a great trip into and finding this mine out in the Prince Williams Sound. Found the rock drill, tracks, wire rope, oar cars even a stamp mill powered by a water fall. Shaft was 300 feet loaded with Quartz and timbers. didn't find any gold but most is in tha adventure of going there and seeing how hard it had to of been in the 50's to work these things, WOW
    Maybe next mine or time we'll find some color, just learning how!
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    Very cool. Any more pictures you could share?

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    How fun. Exploring is such a great time. Ditto on what Out said. do share more pics. What a cool looking place. Like you said, The labor and manpower to get all the gear in there and work it back in the day had to have been unreal.
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    That's a fun hike. Unfortunately, someone tried to mine again there in the late '80's and basically trashed the place.

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    We were at the mine this week 6ft of snow in front of the mine shaft going back in Aug. to do some more looking very cool a lot of bugs. The pic. that was posted were last year.

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    I took a waterproof cardboard box camera that time, hence the not so clear shots. I have been there 3 times, found the 2nd shaft never found the 3rd?
    Don't know if I will go to that one again, I got others that are in need of exploring. But it's fun to see and wonder how much hard work went into them. I really want to see how the one with the 12' water wheel has faired over the years and the old 20's or 30' dump truck.

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    These are from a mine on Cordova. Cool pics BTW...


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    Quote Originally Posted by stid2677 View Post
    These are from a mine on Cordova. Cool pics BTW...

    Wow. That tractor/dozer is very cool. Wher are these mines at? I don't have a boat but maybe someday......

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    Sorry to ressurect an old thread but those are some cool pictures. I own 10 acres on Kodiak with an old water powered stamp mill, tailings pile, narrow gauge ore cart/ track and a number of mine shafts and pits, all constructed and ran in the late teens, early 20's. Amazing amount of work, especially for back then. If anyone is interested let me know, I'll try to post pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelikofkid View Post
    Sorry to ressurect an old thread but those are some cool pictures. I own 10 acres on Kodiak with an old water powered stamp mill, tailings pile, narrow gauge ore cart/ track and a number of mine shafts and pits, all constructed and ran in the late teens, early 20's. Amazing amount of work, especially for back then. If anyone is interested let me know, I'll try to post pics.
    I would love to see pictures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by outnaboutnak View Post
    Wow. That tractor/dozer is very cool. Wher are these mines at? I don't have a boat but maybe someday......
    Cordaova, off the copper hwy, Mckinley lake trail.

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    Did another exploring the old mine sites, now thats a stamp mill!
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    Did another exploring the old mine sites, now thats a stamp mill!
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    Didn't attach the first try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskapiranha View Post
    Attachment 51187 Didn't attach the first try.
    Don't give up! We all would enjoy the pics.

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