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Juneau's Hidden History: Bessie Creek Trail and the Aurora Borealis Mine

...headed down south to purchase a 5-stamp mill, while the others built a 2-mile...completed. The platform for the stamp mill was finished and the base was hauled...place during this time, however the stamp mill was never completed. Above the Aurora...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-08-19/juneaus-hidden-history-bessie-creek-trail
Art
Pure Sole: Run your mountain Juneau

...lives here: Christmas and the Fourth of July.For those two days the noise of mining operations quieted, the roaring stamp mills quelled and the chatter of moving earth was eased.While snow buffeted one, America's independence warmed the other...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-07-03/run-your-mountain-juneau
Sports
Juneau's Hidden History: Treasury Hill and the Dull & Stephens Prospects

...Wiley, Butterbough, and Henry Brie formed the Auke Bay Development Company. That same year they purchased a two-stamp mill called a Nissen mill that came from the Fairbanks-Morse Company. Each stamp weighed 1,750 pounds, with the motor...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-13/juneaus-hidden-history-treasury-hill-and-
Art
Pure Sole: I can toss an egg

...here: Christmas and the Fourth of July.For those two days, the noise of mining operations quieted, the roaring stamp mills quelled and the chatter of moving earth was eased.While snow buffeted one, America's independence warmed the other...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-03/i-can-toss-egg
Sports
Explorer shares Juneau's mining origins

...of the mines," Weed noted.Less than five minutes into the hike, Weed stops to explain how a rusted metal piece of stamp mill equipment had fallen off a wagon years ago and remains to this day. A few minutes later he stops again, this time to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-17/explorer-shares-juneaus-mining-origins
State | Local
City Museum's new interactive exhibit focuses on hydro power in Juneau

...Mine depicting the 1917 cave-in developed in conjunction with Commercial Signs & Printing, and a miniature working stamp mill constructed by Hecla-Greens Creek Mining Company. And, although it has only two small stamps, it gives visitors...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-08-10/city-museums-new-interactive-exhibit
Outdoors
Accumulated Fragments: Douglas Island's deep and sometimes dark history

...Alaska Mill and Mining Company and brought up a five-stamp mill but immediately ran into trouble with lack of water for...also doing well and had started development of a 120-stamp mill. Expansion continued and, by 1886, Treadwell, John...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-03-10/accumulated-fragments-douglas-islan
Neighbors | 100 Anniversary
Perseverance named Nat'l Rec Trail

...is a spur to the "Glory Hole Overlook." Close to the barrier, in front of the open pit, are the remains of a 30-stamp mill that was built in 1896 and later owned by the Alaska-Juneau Gold Mining Co. Toward the end of the main trail is a...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052005/nei_20050520022.shtml
Neighbors
About the original Harriman Expedition

...visited the Treadwell mine on Douglas Island where Burroughs described Niagara Falls as a soft hum beside the roar of the stamp mills. At Taku Harbor, south of Juneau, Merriam surveyed small mammals and the group found human remains at an uninhabited...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071501/Loc_AfterOriginal.shtml
Local
Salmon Creek Trail: An easy walk, then a steep climb

...and John McGonigle, hoping to make their fortune, staked The Boston King mining claim near the first falls. A two-stamp mill was erected in 1905 but in the end not much gold was found in Salmon Creek area. The original trail was built in 1914...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072802/out_trail.shtml
Outdoors

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