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Congress urged to change old mining law

...for gold, silver and other hard-rock mining on public lands. John Leshy...revisions to a 137-year-old hard-rock mining law were long overdue. He said...environmental restrictions for hard-rock mining on public land that were wrongly...
Mine project splits major state industries

...mine to be so strongly opposed in Alaska, which owes much of its economy to extractive industries such as oil and hard-rock mining. But Pebble Mine casts development against another signature industry, salmon fishing.The Environmental Protection...
City Museum organizes mining lecture at Centennial Hall Friday

...lecture called Mining 101 at 7 p.m. Friday, May 30 in the Hickel Room at Centennial Hall. Satre will shed light on hard rock mining methods and practices of the past and the present.This program is hosted by the Juneau-Douglas City Museum and...
City museum's annual mining lecture this Friday

...of Hecla Greens Creek Mining Company, will deliver a lecture he calls "Mining 101," which will shed light on hard rock mining methods and practices of the past and the present. The presentation costs $10 for general admission and $7 for...
Coeur reports on its efforts to open mine

...biologist decked out in diving gear to float face down in a stream for three hours counting fish fry doesn't seem like hard-rock mining activity. Sound off on the important issues at But Coeur Alaska showed off exactly that kind of work Thursday at...
Army Corps shirks responsibility

...allow Kensington gold mine to dump millions of chemically treated mine tailings into a pristine lake is immoral. Hard-rock mining companies are among the world's worst polluters. Shame on the Army Corps of Engineers for whitewashing this contamination...
Fishing businesses decry mine project

...says the head of a major sport fishing trade association. Sound off on the important issues at "The prospect of hard rock mining in the Bristol Bay area of Alaska scares the hell out of the fly angling community and the businesses that service...
Photo: Mining mecca, 1919

...rumors of gold lured prospectors to the areal in the 1870s. Juneau grew from a boomtown to a center for large-scale hard-rock mining when the loose gold in the stream beds ran out. Two great mills were created on the mainland side of the Channel...
Pebble Mine threatens Alaska livelihoods

...have on consumer perception of our wild Alaska salmon fisheries. If word gets out that Alaska is conducting large hard-rock mining operations in the headwaters of the world's largest natural red salmon run, how will consumers perceive our fish...
Local history and Native culture workshops offered at the city museum

...unique history in this crash course on Juneau's past and present: from Tlingit fishing villages to the hey-day of hard rock mining to today. Local historian and researcher Jim Geraghty will lead a discussion of Juneau's historical sites, local...


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