The Struggle to Reopen Alaska's Largest Gold Mine
November 2012 by Frank Lorey IIIThe historical AJ mine, located east of Juneau, Alaska, was considered the largest gold mine in the state at one time. Joe Juneau and Richard Harris struck gold there in 1880, and it has been more recently known as a tourist destination.
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