Kennecott Mines – The historic mining camp in McCarthy

In the summer of 1900, prospectors Clarence Warren and Jack Smith were exploring Kennecott Glacier and came across the richest concentration of copper ore ever discovered. The samples they collected from Bonanza Peak’s magnificent green cliffs of exposed copper revealed up to 70% of pure chalcocite. The Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark includes the land and mining […]

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