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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
Business
Word of Mouth

...at all. We live a city founded on mining. We've got mining industry all around us and you can't even get the metals prices in the local paper. The reason Tim Ackerman doesn't know the exact amount of business losses Sealaska suffered this...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011001/opE_word.shtml
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...beginning three years later. Development started in 1987 with concentrate production beginning two years later. Low metal prices closed the operation in 1993. Since reopening in 1996, it has grown to become the largest private employer in Juneau...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012301/Biz_GreensCreek.shtml

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