On a recent Monday afternoon, Rick Richins fished a large piece of quartzite ore studded with glittering particles from the floor of a dark, dripping tunnel at the Kensington gold mine.
Preparations for building the Kensington Mine north of Juneau will begin Friday, developer Coeur Alaska says.
Federal inspectors from the Mine Safety and Health Administration are flying into Juneau today to observe repair work underway at Greens Creek Mine on Admiralty Island. The mine has been closed since Monday after a shift supervisor spotted problems in the main access tunnel.Mozilla/3.0b6Gold
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