Kennecott Mines

Also known as: AHRS Site No. XMC-001, Kennecott
SE of Kennecott Glacier on N bank of National Creek, Kennecott, Alaska



Kennecott's significance lies in its quality, as well as quantity, of high grade ore. The mine also illustrates the history of world and U.S. copper between 1907 and 1938. The rise and decline of Kennecott copper brought a parallel pattern in Alaska's mineral production. It also illustrates a chapter in American economic and business history: the discovery of one of the world's richest copper deposits which led to the development of one of the world's greatest copper conglomerates. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER AK-1)

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 12, 1978
Reference number
Areas of significance
Industry; Engineering
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Historic functions
Institutional housing; Extractive facility
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant year
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 42
Contributing structures: 5
Contributing sites: 1