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Amalga
 

A former settlement and post office at the Eagle River Mine north of Eagle River, approximately four miles from tidewater and 22 miles northwest of Juneau. A miner's name apparently derived from the word amalgam. The mine, discovered in 1902, is in what was called Thane Mountain for Bartlett L. Thane, who was the mine superintendent. The 20-stamp mill and settlement were 900 feet below the mine and connected with it by cable tramway. The post office was established July 29, 1905. A horse tramway ran from the settlement seven miles to the beach at Amalga Landing on what is now known as Amalga Harbor, where the company had a wharf and warehouse. The mine operated for a number of years but in 1923 the stamp mill was moved to the Apex el Nido Mine at Lisianski Inlet. The Post Office may have been moved to Amalga Landing when the mine closed. It was discontinued in 1927.

 

 



 


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