Lodes of Gold in Hatcher Pass, Alaska
N 61° 38.000 W 140° 07.070
7V E 546758 N 6833650
Quick Description: This sign discribes the impact of finding gold in Hatcher Pass.
Location: Alaska, United States
Date Posted: 7/31/2010 11:47:53 AM
Waymark Code: WM9CBY
Here is the first paragraph of the sign:
"Lodes of Gold in Hatcher Pass
Robert Hatcher discovered rich gold-streaked quartz veins in the rugged Talkeetna Mountains 10 miles northwest of here in 1906. After additional discoveries, hard-rock mining propelled Hatcher Pass to second in production of lode gold in Alaska."
In addition, when you visit this waymark you will read about:
..Seeking the Source
......Going for the Lode (Total gold production at Hatcher Pass is estimated at 623,874 ounces.)
Marker Name: Lodes of Gold in Hatcher Pass
Marker Type: Roadside
Centennial of the Alaska Gold Rush
Date Dedicated / Placed: State of Alaska
Marker Number: Not listed
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