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By Sarah Hurst
Mining News Editor 

Gold on Anchorage's doorstep at Crow Creek

Mine was in operation from 1898 until WW II; old wooden buildings have been preserved by the Toohey family for nearly 40 years


Last updated 7/24/2005 at Noon

Part of the fun of recreational mining is being outdoors in a beautiful landscape. At Crow Creek mine near Girdwood, 38 miles south of Anchorage, the mountain backdrop is enhanced by the presence of wooden buildings and rusty pieces of equipment that have been preserved from the mining operation that began here in 1898. The Toohey family, who own the mine, have lived here for more than 30 years...

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