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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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-19/southeast-updated-numbers
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-12/my-turn-2013-broke-records-2014-wont
Opinion
Hecla's Q3 net income sets record

...last year, low per ounce production costs and high metal prices helped Hecla Mining Company realize an "excellent...and lead as by-products of its silver production."Metal prices continue to remain strong across the four metals that...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-11-10/heclas-q3-net-income-sets-record
Local
Gold prices dip after nearing historic high

Alaska's mining industry could continue to reap benefits from high metal prices as gold traded above $840 per ounce last week, but dropped below $800 by Tuesday. Sound off on the important issues at That's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111407/sta_20071114014.shtml
News
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-20/sealaska-resume-minerals-exploration-po
State
Mining jobs could jump in next five years

...dramatically over the next few years, industry officials told Alaska legislators Tuesday. Thanks in part to rising metal prices, the mining industry has good growth potential in the state, said Karl Hanneman, a special projects manager for Teck...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020806/sta_20060208012.shtml
News
Mining industry holds its own

...state officials say. The total value of the industry was valued at more than $1 billion despite historically low metal prices, according to a summary prepared by the state Division of Geological & Geophysical Services. The value of production...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032399/Biz_mining.html
Business
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...state officials say. The total value of the industry was valued at more than $1 billion despite historically low metal prices, according to a summary prepared by the state Division of Geological & Geophysical Services. The value of production...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032399/Biz_mining.shtml
Boom brings opportunities for miners, dilemmas for mines

...it 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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070506/sta_20060705026.shtml
News
Mining companies competing for workers

...industry, said Richard Hughes, state minerals development specialist. With worldwide demand for minerals on the rise and metal prices soaring, new mines are popping up in Alaska. A mining boom also is occurring in parts of the Western United States...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110905/sta_20051109017.shtml
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