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Juneau's Hidden History: Amalga, Juneau's ghost town

Deep in the Tongass National Forest sit the remains of the once profitable gold mining town of Amalga. The town's beginnings can be traced back to a chance discovery made by Neil Ward and O.L. Sandstone, who...
Bush would move Interior Department to the West

...political battleground where more than 85 percent of the land is managed by the federal government. Nevada is the biggest gold-mining state in the nation and home to ranching communities that graze their livestock on public lands. Both of those groups...
Nation and World
Rights group: Filipino child miners risk lives in gold mines

...small-scale mines operate without a license.Human Rights Watch urged the government to enforce an order banning mercury use and compressor mining, and said it needs to develop a strategy to stop the use of children in the gold mining industry.
Nation and World
Juneau's Hidden History: Historic power plants

...STEAM PLANTThe Alaska Juneau Steam Plant was built in 1916 as an 8,000-kilowatt power plant. The Alaska Juneau Gold Mining Company used it to supply power to a mill it was building in Juneau. The plant has since been converted to a warehouse...
Bering Sea halibut bycatch cut leaves both trawlers and halibut fishermen unhappy

...45 percent brought forward by the council's advisory panel.Bycatch is to commercial fishing what tailings are to gold mining; it's what's brought up while going after something else. The key difference for fishermen is that you can eat the...
Empire Readers' Council Editorial: Just say 'No'

...activities such as recreational gold mining needs to be prevented as well...non-mechanized and mechanized gold mining in Lake Creek. The permits allow...spawning habitat.Recreational gold mining is an important activity in Alaska...
Forest service, Sitka restore gold mining site in land swap

SITKA - A 48-acre piece of land that was formerly the site of gold mining efforts in southeastern Alaska is growing wild again as the result of conservation efforts included in a land swap between Sitka...
New bridge for Last Chance

...mining museum since the 1980s when he moved to Juneau, he said. The building, once a working part of the Alaska Juneau Gold Mining Company, has needed a lot of fixing up over the years.That's why it was important for Harmon to be involved in this...
Alaska deep-water port proposed for vessels in Arctic waters

ANCHORAGE - A historic Alaska gold-mining city could be the first place where the federal government invests in a deep-water port to serve vessels in Arctic waters.The...
U.S. relationships with Asia-Pacific region: A confluence of imperatives for Alaska 2013, China's Shuanghui purchased U.S. pork giant Smithfield Food for $4.7 billion.However, it is not gold mining that is now drawing the most rapt attention toward Alaska's natural mineral resources. Rather, it is the strategic...


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