%PDF-1.4 %���� Kennecott, also known as Kennicott and Kennecott Mines, is an abandoned mining camp in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska that was the center of activity for several copper mines. Root Glacier and Stairway Icefall Trail - Alaska | AllTrails Erie Mine, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska Ron Niebrugge April 3, 2007 Alaska , Photos , Travel , Wrangell-St. Elias 11 Comments I mentioned yesterday that the buildings at Kennicott aren’t actually mine buildings but a copper mill. H�|R�n�0���l��Ʒ&� h�Jժ�AmJSo6�������m%�l�3s.3���h��z��]���$�X���1� �T�B*����08�v�'08ų��)6�Ič���櫋�ʠ3���"��쬜�+���7��+Nj�;��]�}�����u����nrC��l%��^��\fl(�k�4��$p��刧L/p>�<7��_��8,v��Y�}*+ �J��H����T&8�MQ�I7��c�O8jʪv��p�N�Ρ�"�u�7�2��xn�S��vܷ;j��2�jh�:�飹�P�15Y��*�M��j1?޾�ݸ�3 2����[卤I"�Ut�K�*.5-)�m|��v_�b��\R��U�ʚ˄5����a� 4 miles from Kennicott is where we leave the trail to start our climb. Kennecott had five mines: Bonanza, Jumbo, Mother Lode, Erie and Glacier. 0000013355 00000 n 0000030549 00000 n When: Follow Blog via Email. k5�\�\�z���,pY���g���Y�[y&?�7� �YY�YYdy?Ȣ̢Ȣ�Tx*=�JO���S�tS�)�nJ7�������LF(N�����B��s�g��������.��[� ;%�1 0000010424 00000 n 0000005223 00000 n Our tour of Kennecott Mine was one not soon to be forgotten and we've been in Alaska most of our lives. Must be in strong physical shape with previous experience hiking in steep mountainous terrain. Blue water, white ice, and lots of smiling faces. Terrain Challenges May Include: The famous Kennecott Mines, the Bonanza, Jumbo, Mother Lode, Glacier, and Erie, were located about 4,000 feet above the Kennecott mill town. 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Perched high in the geological contact zone of the Wrangell Mountains, a thousand feet above the Root Glacier, the Erie bunkhouse is … 0000008947 00000 n 0000009363 00000 n This trip leaves from the KWG office, which is located on main street Kennicott, across from the Kennicott Glacier Lodge. h�b```g``Y�����&�A�D�bl,������ ���$UaRSh�$����� �+:��A���Ҫ@�V�� �p�!���A�� PA��PC�%�����u��O1/m n�=0;�+�����q:���r�W ?8^m@8�����f� ��)M The Abandoned Erie Mine bunkhouse: This is the last complete bunkhouse still standing on any of the five Kennecott mine sites (Glacier Mine had no bunkhouse). The journey to the 100-year old Erie Mine bunkhouse is a grand excursion and will challenge even the seasoned hiker. H��S_o�0�*�x7�!����D��)�Ԣ���D'A!0'����;am*�|�������� 0000011441 00000 n AND PRESERVE, MC CARTHY, ALASKA. %%EOF H���Mo�0�� Largest silver mine in the U.S., and in the top 10 producers worldwide. Premium members have access to Google dynamic maps. 0000022565 00000 n endstream endobj 26 0 obj <>stream ��u��,;v���Fܯ)���ml�/�ɱQښ�鑼���"�U����si��Q�Fj�� Image | Posted on July 31, 2014 by Alex Nancarrow. Where you enter, there’s a point where the … 0000032096 00000 n Toll Free: 1-800-664-4537 Summer Office: 907-554-4444. PHOTO GALLERY 1 It is a hike! NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK WRANGELL-ST. ELIAS NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE, MC CARTHY, ALASKA. The Erie is a gold, silver, and lead mine located in county, Alaska. We offer fly-in backpacking trips, basecamping, and pack rafting multi-day trips. 0000009934 00000 n The Erie is a copper mine located in county, Alaska at an elevation of 4,573 feet. Trip Description. Discovered in 1975, producing from 1989 to 1993, and continuously since 1996. ��=b�n(�u�2W��~��D] Glacier, which is really an ore extension of the Bonanza, was an open-pit mine and was only mined during the summer. The dragline is the largest piece of equipment at the mine and the largest land mobile machine in Alaska. 0000018856 00000 n 0000003334 00000 n The Kensington underground gold mine and associated milling facilities are located on the east side of the Lynn Canal about 45 miles north-northwest of Juneau, Alaska. The trail can be slippery in very steep sections with possibility of exposure below. The smallest of the four Kennecott underground mines was the Erie Mine. 0000022185 00000 n The Erie Mine Trail continues past the turn to the Root Glacier, running parallel to the glacier for approximately 2.5 more miles. Kinross offers a compelling investment opportunity as a senior gold producer with an excellent operational track record, strong balance sheet and commitment to responsible mining. The hike starts in Kennicott and goes along same trial we use to hike on the Root Glacier. 0000038033 00000 n Once we begin up the steep gully, the easiest way up to the buildings perched amongst the cliffs is not-so-straightforward, involving some rock scrambling, route-finding, and tricky traversing. The hike starts in Kennicott and goes along same trial we use to hike on the Root Glacier. 0000002364 00000 n This bunkhouse can best be seen on one of the many flight-seeing tours out of the McCarthy airfield. Elias National Park and Preserve. Bonanza Mine (Kennicott Mine; Erie; Jumbo; Mother Lode; Kennecott unpatented claims), Kennecott, Nizina Mining District, Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, USA : Location: The Bonanza mine is on the ridge between McCarthy Creek and lower Kennicott Glacier (MacKevett, 1970 [GQ 899]). Why Invest in Kinross. Approximately 420 employees endstream endobj 27 0 obj <>stream The Erie mine was perched on the northwest slope above the Root Glacier. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. 0000001943 00000 n The Erie Bunkhouse was left to the elements when the Kennecott copper mine closed. 0000007492 00000 n Email Address: �,�%.��~�$  ��� endstream endobj 28 0 obj <>stream Largest Southeast Alaska for-profit employer, in terms of payroll. 0000000016 00000 n ����ϒ=;�B�d|y�*��?��`[C���yL�� ��#4�/�]�_�ㆦ�E��\(�2�\:g������(��a|k��� i� � The Bucyrus-Erie 1300W walking dragline, named by local school children when it began operations at Poker Flats Mine, is affectionately called "Ace-In-The-Hole." A visitor holds a rock laced with copper-ore deposits near the site of Erie Mine, one of Kennecott's five mines, in Wrangell–St. �=�����+��H����@j��Y��I��M}(q��ԝ{�-Ʃ���8a���E{��Ke�� :T~��+p��[*���"���B/����Gߪ2�+ir���� G�1��/>��f�����>�ɴ6v2���}z�~/���]ۉ�pM�L4ɤ.! Our day tours include hiking, ice climbing, and pack rafting. Once in a while, the trail ventured up onto the moraine. 0000010184 00000 n 4 miles from Kennicott is where we leave the trail to start our climb. InEthos Design / … startxref Photo: Sewtex, CC BY 2.5. 0000002807 00000 n --Ron Niebrugge Early snowfall at the Jumbo Mine, elevation approximately 5,800 feet. Getting to this mine is a truly Alaskan adventure! xref The working men were given just days to vacate. �n Erie Mine. © 2021 Kennicott Wilderness Guides LLC | Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Prospectors are actively pursuing new mineral resources in Alaska. 0000005769 00000 n The Erie Mine trail stayed well above the Root Glacier all the time. 0000029537 00000 n trailer Towards the end of this trail, the Erie Mine Bunkhouse building will be visible high above Please consider becoming a member <<58437111C0A8E9459C1618427611E72F>]/Prev 776131>> Production started in 1916. Visitors to the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve can follow three strenuous trails, each a full day for the round trip, to visit them. Erie mine bunkhouse at the erie mine, kennicottt copper mine, Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Alaska. H�tT�n�0��9r[�d+h�AH/E�[�+S�-���i�>�P�����p����8��^̀If��¹j1��*Lc3x8�e��|�:��|3�|���P�i�#&ׇ����tlRաWb*q����Ƅ��8�����Ϝ��x���x��G�o�İN�-�D��x�� �V���S~I�A#�jBg��j'$N��~�h�VsC ����l1����B`%}�_�����^U��"��9!I�&�(U Historically, the largest copper mining district in Alaska was the Nizina district, the principal mines of which (Erie mine, Jumbo mine, Bonanza mine, Mother Lode mine, and Green Butte mine) were at Kennecott, Alaska, four miles north of McCarthy. The mine is accessed by a horizontal tunnel and utilizes conventional and mechanized underground mining methods. 0000008581 00000 n Ascend and descend sustained steep sections of variable hiking surfaces. Chronicles of a Park Ranger in Alaska. Location: The Erie mine is on the east valley wall of lower Root Glacier (MacKevett, 1972). The Mother Lode mine was located on the east side of the ridge from Kennecott. 550 West 7th Ave, Suite 900D Anchorage, Alaska 99501 (907) 269-8503