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Former mine manager convicted of Clean Water Act violations

...Federal prosecutors said the mine released polluted water into the Salmon River."Turbid process water from the placer mining at the Platinum Creek Mine contained pollutants such as suspended particles and sediments, and may have also included...
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...
State | AK legislature
Parnell orders inquest of mining raids

...told The Associated Press Thursday. "We disagree with the characterization."The field investigations at numerous placer mining sites occurred in mid-August on federal and state lands.Sheldon Maier, president of the Fortymile Mining Association...
Erasing Bad Memories

...return soon. [1] ". . . said to have been named for John Lemon, who was reported to have prospected and done some placer mining on this creek with James Hollywood in 1879, a year before Harris and Juneau made their discovery on Gold Creek. John...
Accumulated Fragments: Douglas Island's deep and sometimes dark history

...his gold pan ashore to see what he could see.What he saw was enough gold to entice his party to spend the winter placer mining the rich gravel where the stream they named Ready Bullion poured out onto the beach. Meehan, James Rosewall, John...
Neighbors | 100 Anniversary
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...important element in the architectural and historic unity of the neighborhood. When: Built in 1899 on part of an old placer mining claim by Frank Hammond, owner of Sheep Creek Mining Co. Where: 213 Seventh Street; on Chicken Ridge, one of Juneau's...
Companies renew interest in gold

...looking for the buried source of surface gold, known as placer deposits. The Pogo region has never been an established placer mining area. Instead, mining companies must examine more subtle hints within soil samples. "Now people are recognizing...
Interest in Alaska gold - from novices to companies - rises amid high commodity prices

...a reality TV show, Discovery's "Gold Rush," centered on the phenomenon.The state reports that the number of placer mining applications, those generally indicative of smaller family-run operations, rose from about 350 in 2005 to 581 this...
Canadian company explores Livengood gold prospect

...and environmental studies in the area.The area has been heavily mined for nearly a century, from mom-and-pop placer mining operations to a large commercial venture that halted work in 1998. The prospective mine site is covered with evidence...
Size of company's Yakutat gold mine claim questioned, potentially worth billions of dollars. The proposed area covers more than 60,000 acres and would require a placer mining operation because of the geologic makeup of the forelands, which makes the volume of gold somewhat suspect, experts...


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