1821 - 1914A Kentucky-born grandson of a Turkish Army officer, James Ben Ali Haggin was lured west by the Gold Rush. He and his partners eventually owned South Dakora's Homestake Mine—-the richest gold vein in North America. Haggin's group also mined other ores, owning the Anaconda Copper Mine in Montana and the Ontario Silver Mine in Utah. When shipping ore from his Cerro de Pasco Copper Mine in Peru necessitated a new railroad, Haggin built it himself, for $2 million. The Haggin group was said to control 80% of the world's copper supply.
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|Date Added||Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 10:40pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 720244 N 4213413|
|Decimal Degrees||38.04168333, -84.49021667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 2.501', W 84° 29.413'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 2' 30.06" N, 84° 29' 24.78" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 121 Midland Ave, Lexington KY 40508, US|
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