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Forest service, Sitka restore gold mining site in land swap

SITKA - A 48-acre piece of land that was formerly the site of gold mining efforts in southeastern Alaska is growing wild again as the result of conservation efforts included in a land swap between Sitka and the U.S. Forest Service.
Remembering Pat Roppel

...DeArmond, a "lifelong mentor," Frank said."In earlier years, they (Pat and Frank) tried to visit all of those old mining sites she wrote about, and all the canning sites," said her daughter, now Cindy Baird. "We spent a lot of time - we'd...
Report finds no laws broken in mine investigation

...investigations believed it likely the violations were ongoing.The EPA report said investigations continue at eight placer mining sites where "potentially illegal discharges were found." A discharge investigation stemming from a suction dredge was closed...
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A Real Juneau Hiker

...Creek to Echo Cove, officially established in 1907-1909 by the Territory of Alaska, to service Juneau Gold Belt mining sites. The strip of land with gold-bearing rock known as 'Juneau Gold Belt' ran from north of Berners Bay to South of...
Ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty

...The renegotiated International Seabed Authority ? provides property rights for U.S. firms to develop deep-sea mining sites that require security of tenure before they can justify the large investments required." All the conditions deemed essential...
Free guided hikes Jan. 1 in parks in all 50 states

...coming Jan. 1, a cross-country ski outing is planned out of Independence Mine State Historical Park, a former gold mining site, according to Bill Kiger, interpretation and education manager for Alaska State Parks."We want to start the year...
Author Morse writes about the Gold Rush from a new angle

...continued with archival research in the Yukon Territory and Alaska in 1995, and included personal exploration of Klondike mining sites. Prof. Terrence Cole and the staff of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, helped her with "the logistics of life...
Boxed in at 'Quigleyville' - a dirt road leading up through the woods - is also a desirable route for the city's industrial access to its mining sites. The rock quarry will be carved out of Blackerby Ridge and the gravel pit will be farther to the north, potentially...
Empire editorial: Kensington mine project: a good fit for Alaska's future

...neighboring streams will not be affected. The timber at the mining site has little commercial value and would remain standing. The mining site will be nearly invisible from the water. A complete...
Hiking Montana Creek Trail

...Creek to Echo Cove, officially established in 1907-1909 by the territory of Alaska, to service Juneau Gold Belt mining sites. The strip of land with gold bearing-rock known as Juneau Gold Belt ran from north of Berners Bay to south of Point...


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