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By Reviewed By Sarah Hurst
Mining News Contributing Writer 

'The Platinum King: Andrew Olson's Story'

By Jan Olof G. Lindström and Karen L. Olson, Book Publishers Network, $17.95

 

Last updated 1/30/2005 at Noon



When Andrew Olson first came to Alaska from Sweden, in February 1907, he had to hike the 400 miles from Valdez to Fairbanks. Mining pioneer David Strandberg paid Olson $7 a day to shovel dirt and gravel into sluice boxes and pan for gold. In 1938 his Goodnews Bay Mining Co. was handling more than a million cubic yards of dirt in a season and more than a million dollars worth of platinum. By the...



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