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Hecla CEO: Bright future for Greens Creek

...000 tons of lead.Current silver prices at about $20 per ounce are off more than 30 percent from 2011 when the precious metal went for nearly $30 per ounce, but are still much improved over a decade ago when silver went for less than $4...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-02/hecla-ceo-bright-future-greens-creek
Local
Art in action

...apprenticed under Tlingit carver Ray Peck in 1979 and counts wood carving as his real love, though he also works with precious metals, ivory and soapstone.The love the Chiltons have for their work is visible - and possibly magnified - as they carve...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-05-29/father-son-team-carve-totem-pole-display
Art
Senate candidates weigh in on Arctic issues

...resources to market, and I will fight every Obama initiative that interferes with this. Whether oil, gas, coal, precious metals, or rare earth minerals, maximizing Alaska's economic potential depends on responsibly developing our resources...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-23/senate-candidates-weigh-arctic-issues
State | AK legislature
Industry reps talk mining at State Capitol

...5.7 tons produced around the world per year.Alaska is a less consequential producer of gold, Satre said. The precious metal lured thousands to Alaska during the gold rush days at the turn of the 20th century. But today, Alaska produces...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-27/industry-reps-talk-mining-state-capitol
State
Arctic states open council to China, India, SKorea

...across once-frozen seas. The global warming is making the Arctic's elusive supply of oil, gas, minerals and precious metals available - in some areas, for the first time ever - as ever-expanding counties like China and India hunt for additional...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-16/arctic-states-open-council-china-india-
State
Juneau economy up a notch in 2012

...private employer with 2,171 annual average employees. Health care accounts for 1,797 jobs while Juneau's two precious metal mines employ over 600 with a total payroll of $56 million. Mine work continues to boast the highest average annual...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-11-02/juneau-economy-notch-2012
Local
NASA: Asteroid to traverse earth's satellite zone

...200 years.Some companies and entrepreneurs are eying asteroids as possible sources for trillions of dollars in precious metals.Planetary Resources Inc., based in Seattle and backed by Google Inc. Chief Executive Officer Larry Page and Chairman...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-02-08/nasa-asteroid-traverse-earths-satelli
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Belgian diamond heist a throwback in info age

...keep popping up well into the information age."As long as we have hard currency and value in precious stones and precious metals, we're going to have people who will try to take it," Rehder said.Or, as Johnson put it, "it's frankly...

http://juneauempire.com/raphael-satter/2013-02-20/belgian-diamond-heist-throwbac
Study shows importance of exports in economy

...looked at seafood, energy, precious metals and minerals, and forest products...indirect jobs. The export of precious metals and minerals created 2,222...billion, the report stated. Precious metals and minerals generated $1...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092610/sta_712342097.shtml
News
New equipment to cut mine's cyanide use

...cyanide a year. The addition would reduce that amount to 1,200 tons. Cyanide is used to leach gold from crushed precious-metal-bearing rock. The idea for the thickener tank came from a Fairbanks Gold Mining Inc. engineer who wondered if...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081202/bus_mine.shtml
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