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Amalga (historical)

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Location

58 ° 44' 30" N,
134 ° 46' 0" W

Region

Juneau

Elevation

2398 ft (730.91 m)

Uses

Amalga (historical) in Detail.

About

site of former settlement and post office at the Eagle River Mine, about 4 mi. NE of mouth of Eagle River and 22 mi. NW of Juneau, Coast Mts.;

History

A miner's name apparently derived from the word "amalgam". This mining settlement at the Eagle River Mine was established about 1902 and the post office in 1905. The settlement was abandoned about 1927 (DeArmond 1957), the same year the post office was discontinued (Ricks, 1965, p. 3).