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Workshop on placer mining to be held

...will be giving a workshop this weekend in Fairbanks on placer mining. Jeff Keener says the 16-hour workshop on Saturday and Sunday will explore scientific and professional placer mining techniques in Alaska. Topics include the basic geology...
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...
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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...
Kensington permit wins extension

...Kensington Mine and continued action for Thunder Mountain Minerals in its effort to obtain a small mine permit for a placer mining operation at Tuesday's meeting. Also, because the meeting ran until 12:30 a.m. there wasn't time to review...
High gold prices sparking a new kind of gold fever

...and suppliers say they're having trouble staying stocked as people lured by $600-per-ounce gold gear up to try placer mining. "People are dropping what they're doing and figuring they're going to strike it rich," said Steve Herschbach...
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...
Survey may help preserve Wickersham

...House and the House of Wickersham Historic Site, the stately Victorian residence was built in 1899 on part of an old placer mining claim by Frank Hammond, owner of Sheep Creek Mining Company. Judge James Wickersham previously had been assigned...
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...
Mining has sustained Atlin's economy

...the year, in the hundreds maybe, but not in the thousands. So tourism has never been a sustainable industry here. Placer mining and mineral exploration has been the only sustainable economy here for the past 107 years, albeit a cyclical and bumpy...


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