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Miners gather seeking bright spots

...same as last year.The robust turnout belies the industry's actual condition, which is down mainly because of low metals prices. A more somber mood will prevail compared with happier times, when gold prices were near $1,800 per ounce. They've...
Fearing stigma, Colorado contested Superfund status for mine

...many as 500,000 mines have been abandoned in the U.S., legacies of the booms and busts that follow swings in metals prices, according to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Many date to the late 1800s, and have been exposed to the elements...
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Environmental groups: KSM a bad investment

...Alaska's congressional delegation, have requested IJC involvement.The report points to recent predictions of low metal prices, a Mount Polley independent review panel report that, for safer and more reliable toxins storage, urged the discontinuation...
Southeast by the (updated) numbers

...Schijvens acknowledged that mining is still an important industry in Southeast Alaska, but as the economy perks up, metal prices go down.Gold and silver dropped 23 and 38 percent, respectively, though zinc, mined at Greens Creek, went up 10...
My Turn: 2013 broke records, 2014 won't

...the first time since 2008, some monthly regional unemployment rates are exceeding those of the nation as a whole. Metal prices are falling, less oil at cheaper prices means less unrestricted State government revenue, and a culture of reduced...
Sealaska to resume minerals exploration on POW Island

...corporation is restarting its mineral exploration program.Sealaska halted its mineral exploration program in 2000 after metal prices steeply declined. The corporation continued, however, to conduct small-scale mineral assessments on its Prince...
My turn: Is an operating mine needed to clean up the Tulsequah Chief site?

...tributary to the Taku River, upriver of prime salmon spawning and rearing habitat, including Flannigan Slough. When metal prices dropped Cominco abandoned the site without undertaking any decommissioning or pollution control. As the current owner...
More funding for EPA staff on the way for Alaska

...said he knows that Alaska's mining industry, in particular, is undergoing a resurgence of activity, given high metal prices and other factors. "Hopefully, we'll be able to keep pace," Iani said. "This state is blessed with natural...
Boom brings opportunities for miners, dilemmas for mines wasn't. Now it is." For 10 or 15 years, low metal prices kept the industry in a slump, said Steve Borell, executive...generation of miners and mining engineers by virtue of metal prices," he said. "Now it's time to catch up." Prices...
Kensington mine: Coeur reports strong numbers

...long-life gold and silver mines, plus high precious metals prices. This marks the first full quarter with all three mines...silver and gold mines. Along with exceptionally strong metals prices, the results from the third quarter demonstrate the...


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