Mining and mining support services are key economic drivers in Alaska. We offer coverage of the state’s major producing mines including Greens Creek, Red Dog, Fort Knox, Kensington, Pogo, and Usibelli Coal Mine, as well as the companies that operate them, and the commodities they produce (zinc, lead, gold, silver, and coal, to name just a few). Mine development and production, closure and reclamation, employment, and workforce development are all key areas of coverage at Alaska Business.
Latest Mining News
Hecla Reports 22 Percent Higher Silver, 4 Percent Higher Gold Production, Lower Debt, Growing Cash Balances
At the Greens Creek mine in 2019, 9.9 million ounces of silver and 56,624 ounces of gold were produced. For the fourth quarter, 2.7 million ounces of silver and 15,356 ounces of gold were produced. Silver production for 2019 was the highest it has been since Hecla acquired 100 percent ownership of the mine in 2008.
South32 Limited and Trilogy Metals announced that South32 has exercised its option to acquire a 50 percent interest in a joint venture company that will own the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects.
Senior geotechnical engineer at PND Engineers gives back to alma mater, becomes a board member of the UAF College of Engineering and Mines Advisory and Development Council.
Challenges in a complex industry explain why more mining companies are looking for ways to leverage modern tools and platforms to make their work easier: one of these platforms is mobile technologies.
Depite minimal funding, UAF’s Silver Fox Mine allows students to apply classroom lessons to the real-world, in real-time.
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TDX Corporation, announced that Tina Woods, PhD, has been appointed as Chief Administrative Officer. In her new role, Woods will be responsible for overall leadership of the TDX Support Services Center.
Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) is proud to announce the appointment of its new Chief Technology Innovation Officer (CTIO), Hans Roeterink of Seattle.
Kristi Williams joined Calista Corporation as the Government Relations Manager this summer. Prior to her employment with Calista, Williams owned a consulting firm in Anchorage that specialized in Alaska Native tribal advocacy.
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The Marx Bros. Café
Jack Amon and Richard “Van” Hale opened the doors of the Marx Bros. Café on October 18, 1979; however, the two had already been partners in cuisine for some time, having created the Wednesday Night Gourmet Wine Tasting Society and Volleyball Team Which Now Meets on Sunday, a weekly evening of food and wine. It was actually the end of the weekly event that spurred the name of the restaurant: hours after its final service, Amon and Hale were hauling equipment and furnishings out of their old location and to their now-iconic building on Third Street, all while managing arguments about equipment ownership, a visit from the police, and quite a bit of wine. “If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘A Night at the Opera” starring the Marx Brothers, that’s what it was like,” Hale explains.