Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska, United States of America, Western United States, North America
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Misty Fiords National Monument (or Misty Fjords National Monument) is a National Monument and Wilderness Area administered by the US Department of Agriculture United States Forest Service 40 miles east of Ketchikan, Alaska, along the Inside Passage coast in extreme southeastern Alaska and covering 2,294,343 acres (9,246 km) of Tongass National Forest in Alaska's Panhandle. All but 151,832 acres (614 km) is designated Wilderness National Monument; Congress reserved the Non-wilderness National Monument area for the Quartz Hill molybdenum deposit, possibly the largest such mineral deposit in the world. The national monument was originally proclaimed by President Jimmy Carter in December 1978 as Misty Fiords National Monument, using the...