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Report finds no laws broken in mine investigation

...Conservation - acted appropriately while carrying out their investigation. In reviewing on-site conversations with placer miners taped by the state officer, none of the miners appeared to have been intimidated, though some indicated surprise...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-14/report-finds-no-laws-broken-mine-invest
State | AK legislature
Parnell criticizes water investigators at mines

...possible clean water violations.Environmental Protection Agency agents clearly used excessive force on mom and pop placer miners, Parnell told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in an interview Saturday."Anywhere from four to seven agents in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-16/parnell-criticizes-water-investigators-
State
Alaska Science Forum: Old dogs, Alaska and the New World

...their conclusion. Leonard extracted DNA from 11 bones of ancient dogs that were locked in permafrost until Fairbanks placer miners uncovered them in the 1920s. The miners donated the preserved bones to the American Museum of Natural History in New...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-01-03/alaska-science-forum-old-dogs-alaska
Outdoors
A relic of Alaska's mining past roars to life

...it was surprisingly intact.In the early 20th century, gas-powered churn drills like this one had offered Alaska placer miners a major technological advance, allowing them to dig a test hole through frozen gravel much more quickly and efficiently...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-11-17/relic-alaskas-mining-past-roars-lif
Neighbors
Accumulated Fragments: Douglas Island's deep and sometimes dark history

...lack of water for power. The placer miners in the area needed the same water...and fashioned a compromise. The placer miners had use of the water for 12 hours...It was also agreed that the placer miners would only sluice the surface...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-03-10/accumulated-fragments-douglas-islan
Neighbors | 100 Anniversary
Alaska Digest

...Those who could benefit from the proposed change include seafood processors, municipal wastewater treatment plants and placer miners. The Juneau hearing will be held from 4-6 p.m. at the Legislative Information Office at the Terry Miller Legislative...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082504/sta_akdigest.shtml
News
State eyes easing pollution rule

...lobbied for stricter regulations, she said. But since then, some problems have developed with sewage plants and placer miners who are facing expensive treatment of pollution that won't actually harm spawning, she said. Terrel responded...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082604/sta_pollution.shtml
News
Empire editorial: Don't stain Alaska's waters or its image

...diluted. They're used around the state but have not been allowed in spawning and rearing zones since 1997. Some placer miners and sewage plants have since run up against potentially costly treatment upgrades for pollution that is said to be...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082904/opi_akwaters.shtml
Opinion
Low prices hurting Alaska, Yukon mining industry

...Exploration spending is expected to total $20 million or so, down from $35 million last year, Szumigala estimated. Placer miners in the state produced 45,000 ounces of gold last year, he said. "If we hit 40,000 this year, we will be lucky...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112001/Biz_bizmining.shtml
Business
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...battle that the Navy had to be summoned from Sitka. Placer miners and hard rock miners claimed ownership, and the Navy settled it with a Solomon-like decision: the placer miners could use the streams in the area during the day; hard-rock...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/053099/Ins_out.shtml

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