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Draft EIS nearly ready for Donlin, in the works for Chuitna

...its final stages.Donlin Gold has had an incubation period almost as long. The mid-Kuskokwim has been a historic placer mining area, which meant that explorers knew it was a good place to look for gold, mainly the lode gold sources of the placers...
Kenai refuge manager headed to new job: West leaving state after 31 years in Alaska

...northern Alaska, again for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. I worked on oil reserve pit issues at Prudhoe Bay, placer mining issues in Denali National Park, and helped evaluate the most environmentally friendly route from the Red Dog Mine...
Opportunity is knocking: Alaska salmon need protection from mixing-zone loophole

...legislative compromise (HB 74/SB 238) that balances the needs of local communities, including mom-and-pop placer mining operations, but it's been held up by Rep. Craig Johnson, Sen. Charlie Huggins and other lawmakers who refuse...
Rising gold prices spur increase in prospecting activities across state

...silver vein discovery in a claim it owns near Pogo June 9. Between Pogo, Fort Knox, Kensington, Greens Creek and placer mining, the state produced about 907,000 ounces of gold in 2010. With Nixon Fork and Kensington at full production in...
Peninsula Clarion - Letters to the Editor

...or groundwater used as salmon habitat or drinking water. It would not affect existing mines and have no impact on placer mining or any small scale mining, as it only applies to new large scale operations, over 460 acres. If you don't run...


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