Last Chance Mining Museum

The Jualpa Mining Camp, also known as the Last Chance Basin Camp, is a former gold mining camp, just outside the city of Juneau, Alaska. Its main building is now operated as the Last Chance Mining Museum by the Gastineau Historical Society. The camp was located on the southern banks of Gold Creek, about 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Juneau, near what is now the end of Basin Road. The camp was the site of one of the largest gold finds in the Juneau mining district. It was established between 1910 and 1913 by the Alaska-Juneau Gold Mining Company and operated until 1944, producing more than $80 million worth of gold. The largest surviving structure of the camp is its air compressor building, which was 84 feet (26 m) long, and still houses the compressor used by the company. Also surviving are a variety of railroad-related resources, which the company used to bring or to its mill on the Gastineau channel, an electrical transformer house, powder magazine, and cable hoist.[2]

Jualpa Mining Camp
Alaska Heritage Resources Survey
Gold Creek valley, AK.JPG
View of Gold Creek, with some of the camp buildings in the background
Last Chance Mining Museum is located in Alaska
Last Chance Mining Museum
Location1001 Basin Road, Juneau, Alaska
Coordinates58°18′24″N 134°23′7″W / 58.30667°N 134.38528°W / 58.30667; -134.38528Coordinates: 58°18′24″N 134°23′7″W / 58.30667°N 134.38528°W / 58.30667; -134.38528
Area17 acres (6.9 ha)
Built1913 (1913)
Built byAlaska Juneau Gold Mining Company; F.W. Bradley; A.W. Quist and Company
NRHP reference No.93000733[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 5, 1993

The camp, with a total of 21 contributing buildings and structures, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Jualpa Mining Camp". National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-10-22.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Last Chance Basin Historic District at Wikimedia Commons