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Exploration off 38%, producing mines strong

...exploration spending at $15.2 billion in 2013 compared with $21.5 billion in 2012, a 29 percent decline.While metals prices are weak, costs for mining and mining equipment continue to climb. Crockett cited some examples: A 40-ton underground...
State authority heads to court over Skagway dock fees

...built in 1968 so the mines would have an economical way to ship ore by sea, but operations were closed in 1983 when metals prices dropped and the Yukon mines suspended production. Operations resumed in 1986 when prices recovered. In 1990 AIDEA...
Program keeps cars out of the landfill, woods

...262-9667. Earlier this year, Garlock noted it was financially advantageous to remove junk vehicles because of high scrap metal prices. "That's still the case," he said. "The borough is really encouraging people to do it at this point. The value...
Alaska's economy expected to muddle along in 2012

...spending and reduce massive deficits. * Mining activity. Minerals development is expected to remain strong, although metals prices -- particularly for metals like gold, silver and zinc now produced in Alaska -- may be volatile amid continued weakness...
China to become state's top export customer

...increased volume of seafood exports clearly played a major part, Eckhart said. In the case of mineral concentrates, metal prices and currency changes likely played a dominant role in the 34 percent increase in export values to all Alaska trading...
Looking forward: 2011 economy in limbo

...Dog port, on the Chukchi Sea coast, to await shipment when the ice opens enough to allow navigation in 2011. High metals prices have prompted a surge of exploration in the state, however, and Alaska is fortunate to have substantial amounts of...
Primary: Ballot Measure 4 proving divisive

...has the potential to be a very long-life mine lasting many decades, giving it "the benefit of riding out multiple metal (price) cycles." Magee also said Teck Cominco delineated about an eighth of the deposit discovered by Northern Dynasty...


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