Lower Cedar Creek text
Mackay Mine Hill is the most significant part of the Alder Creek Mining Disrict. Ore was first discovered in 1879, meaningful production began in 1884, and ore was mined into the 1980’s. Almost a million tons of ore have been removed over the years, yielding about 42,000 oz. of gold, 2,000,000 oz. of silver, 62,000,000 lbs. of copper, 15,000,000 lbs of lead, and 5,000,000 lbs. of zinc. Geological sampling still occurs, and minding could be renewed at any time to withdraw the millions of dollars of ore remaining in the ground.
Craters of the Moon text