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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
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
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
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-08-20/operating-mine-needed-clean-tulsequah
Opinion
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061304/sta_epa.shtml
News
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
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110510/loc_731508602.shtml
News
Forest Service approves Greens Creek tailings disposal expansion

...mines silver, zinc, gold and lead, was discovered in 1975. It began operating in 1989. It closed in 1993 after metal prices dropped, and reopened in 1996. The mine is within the Admiralty Island National Monument. The alternative approved...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110403/loc_tailings.shtml
News
Kensington parent reports sharp rise in third quarter earnings

Kensington Mine's parent company, Idaho-based Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp., reported a sharp rise in earnings in its third quarter report.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111006/sta_20061110006.shtml
News
Low prices hurting Alaska, Yukon mining industry

...000 this year, we will be lucky." Overall output is up, but increases in tonnage have been smothered by fading metal prices. Cominco's Red Dog lead-zinc mine near Kotzebue, for instance, has increased production by about 25 percent...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112001/Biz_bizmining.shtml
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