John Muir



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""The gold of Alaska is still in the ground, all save a few thousand ounces gathered here and there from the more accessible veins and gravel beds of the islands and the mountains along the coast. ... Probably not one vein or placer in a thousand has yet been touched by the prospector's pick ... all the miner's wealth about as darkly hidden as when it was covered by the ice-mantle of the glacial period."" Muir prophesies: ""But light sooner or later is sure to come. Thousands of sturdy miners, graduating from the ledges and gulches of California and Nevada, will push their way over the whole territory and make it tell its wealth.""


San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, Jan. 10, 1880


p. 4, col. 1

Alaska Gold Fields. A Country Moderately Rich in the Precious Metals. The Cassiar and Other Mines-Mining Prospects-Geological Changes. (Special Correspondence of the Bulletin.) Sitka, December 23, 1879.



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