Mining Towns of Alaska
Gwen Putz and Lauren Makinen
-The camp and mines are now a National Historic Landmark District administered by the National Park Service.
-It is located by the Kennicott glacier.
-This was a popular place to mine for copper in the 1900s.
-It was discovered in August 1900, by two prospecters named Jack Smith and Clarence Warner.
Red Dog Mine
- Construction of the mine began in 1987.
- Most of the zinc lies in a small area of the mine.
- The Red Dog mine is located in the Northwest Artic Borough.
- It is approximitly the size of Indiana and has a population of 7,208 people.