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Rhett William Millhorn

...identity and purpose, which was to work underground alongside his brother at Greens Creek Mine on Admiralty Island. Underground mining became Rhett's career and his passion. In 2012, Rhett relocated to Denver, CO where he worked as a federal...
UAS unveils $800K mine trainer

...simulated heavy equipment in the only school with an underground mining simulator in the United States.The simulator...said, "We are the only school in the nation with underground mining simulation."High school students interested in...
Mine honored for accident-free year Juneau on his way back to Washington D.C. "Underground mining is inherently dangerous, and these folks do a good...operation in the state. Greens Creek is the largest underground mining operation in the state. In 2002, the incident...
New miners complete training in Juneau

...increase Alaska hire by providing job training based on industry need," Labor Commissioner Click Bishop said. The underground mining graduates are from Southeast Alaska: Klawock, Sitka, Gustavus, Ketchikan and Juneau. The new miner training...
Prospective miners build skills

...that could lead to dependable year-round jobs. The five-week class turns those who can handle the rigors of underground mining into people who can go to work at Kensington or Greens Creek Mine, which has been open on and off since the late...
No one injured in Kensington rockfall

...occurred, Trigg said."It's routinely used in underground mining operations to stabilize an excavation using rock...The rockfall was in the primary access to the underground mining operations, but the access remained open at all...
UAS offers workforce credential in entry-level miner training

...certification, knowledge of basic mining terminology and practices, and use of simulated and actual equipment used in underground mining. The entire program for the credential involves 240 hours, working with certified instructors. Visit
State and local briefly

...become unstable at any time, according to Wilson. ``This is part of the reason that it's difficult to keep underground mining safe. This area of rock was stable when supported - but became unstable. And, unfortunately, Mr. James was...
Alaska Digest

...contained the fire before the mill sustained major damage, Hanneman said. Another portable generator was to arrive at the mine Friday and should provide power to resume at least partial underground mining operations by Tuesday, Hanneman said.
Alaska-Juneau mine cleaned and closed up

...said. ``It was unsafe for anybody to go down there,'' he said. Gold was discovered in Juneau in 1880, with underground mining in the A-J area starting in 1903. The initial mining operation ended in 1944. The rusting remains of those days...


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