EPSODE 575 MINING CAMP ON THE BARREN LANDS OF ALASKA…1959
I just found my picture of our mining camp in Western Alaska in the summer of 1959.
QUESTIONS THAT OCCUR TO YOU AS YOU READ THIS PHOTO….ANSWERS COMING
SUMMER 1959: Don VanEvery, Ian Rutherford, Bill Morrison, Mike Chinnery, Alan Skeoch and Dr. John StaM were flown to Dillingham, Alaska to conduct a Turam
geophysical ground survey in he summer of 1959. From Dillingham the Canadian crew were flown into the Alaskan interior by two Sikorsky
S 52 helicopters. A camp had been constructed overlooking an Alaska river valley where thousands of coho salmon were ricing to lay their eggs before they died.
We were told the site was a secret. Whether this was true or not I have never been able to prove one way or another. What I do
know is that the site is located overtop a huge area of copper mineralization. To this day, April 2022, no mine has been constructed
What questions occur to you as you read this photograph. Answers coming in next episode