Today we went to Kennicott a old copper mine that is now being resurrected. It closed in 1938 and had 700 employees. It was huge. It produced 590,000 tons of copper and 9 million ounces of silver. The big building is 16 stories tall. The glacier is covered by its own moraine. There is still lots of ice under it and above Very cool place. There is a hotel and good food. You take a employee driven van 5 miles in and 5 out t for $10 a person. All the pics that look like dunes, there is a glacier under it……the extreme earthy tree hugger type have come here and looked at the moraine dunes and say how horrible that the mining caused all that and it was ugly to look at. But when they found out what it really was, they thought it was beautiful. Par for the course.
09 Thursday Jul 2015