The first survey is the legal subdivision for lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6.
The second survey is the way I envision how the property could be used.
When and if the gold mining company that is working in this area and who are spending over 20 million dollars in testing over the next few years actually develops the mine they could employ from 500 to 800 workers.
All of those workers will be full time employees and many will want to bring their families to the area and they will need all of the services I have envisioned in the second survey.
The National Park Service, Search and Rescue, the State Troopers and Emergency Air Evacuation as well as others already use the runway for emergencies as well as local pilots. In June 2010 there was a storm in this area and an airplane that was low on fuel landed here to wait out the storm and this occurs quite often.
The survey below is what I envision for Duffy’s. Some could be open year round and others could be seasonal.
The plan includes a 100 space RV Park; 30 to 50 Cabins for rent, nightly or weekly; A Convenience Store with Fuel Station; A Cafe; Apartments or Cabins for employees and their families; An Automobile Service Garage and Towing Business; A Ten Space Shopping Center; A Car and Truck Wash; Gold Panning on site using gold bearing soil from the mining claims; A fully functioning Airport with Buildings, Service and Fuel; and more.
I also envision the possibilities to include a lot more than just the property itself. It includes:
A. Air taxi service
B. Flight seeing of The Wrangell, St. Elias National Park and Preserve
C. Gold Mining Adventures on the Porcupine Creek Mining Claims and gold panning on site with panning lessons
D. ATV Trail Rides -
E. Guided tours of the area using the Right of Way Trail System
F. Agreements with Carnival, Gray Lines, Princess and more to bring their passengers for a Gold Adventure
G. Jeep tours up the Nabesna Road to the Nabesna Gold Mine
H. Tours of the Wrangell, St. Elias National Park and Preserve
I. Tours to the Ahtna Indian Village at Mentasta with shopping for Ahtna gifts
J. Daily, Weekly and all summer Gold Mining Adventures at our Porcupine Creek Gold Mining Camp
K. An auto towing and service business;
L. Banking and shopping for the local communities who now drive for 60-
M. Work for the people who live in the area and businesses for the local entrepreneur
N. And more, including 100 to 220 additional adjoining acres for an extended runway and emergency services which has been approved by the FAA and we have discussed it with the B.L.M. Contact us for more information.
This is the way Duffy’s could look when the plan is implemented and in full operation. Keep in mind—this is only my idea of how Duffy’s could look—it does not look like this today. Can you envision this plan and what it would look like and the benefit it would be to the community of Slana and to the State of Alaska and to our state Visitors? AND—can you envision the potential and opportunity from this fantastic business opportunity with location, location, location, as the successful business entrepreneurs say?
Airstrip when freshly leveled 2008
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