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The mineral resources of the Mount Wrangell district, Alaska

Professional Paper 15

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Abstract

The Tenth Census, taken in 1880, gives the number of white inhabitants of the Territory of Alaska as 430. In the decade from 1880 to 1890 this number had increased to 4,298, and in the following decade, that between 1890 and 1900, a further increase to 30,493 is recorded. The Director of the Mint in his report for 1891 gives the value of the yield of the Territory in precious metals as $772,197. By 1900 these figures were increased to $8,265,772. These statistics of the growth in population and in mineral output of Alaska serve as an index to the general increase in the importance and· commercial value of the Territory as an integral part of the domain of the United States. The larger part of this growth began with the discovery, late in the autumn of 1896, of the placer deposits of Klondike River in Canadian Yukon territory. Soon after this discovery there was a great influx of prospectors, miners, and, business men to all parts of Alaska, but particularly to the regions tributary to the Yukon, and with this increase in population came a proportional increase in transportation facilities and business interests.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
The mineral resources of the Mount Wrangell district, Alaska
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
15
Year Published:
1903
Language:
English
Publisher:
Government Printing Office
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Description:
71 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Alaska
Other Geospatial:
Mount Wrangell
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N