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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

US Mines Produced Estimated $82.3 Billion in Minerals in 2020

US Mines Produced Estimated $82.3 Billion in Minerals in 2020

USGS’ annual Mineral Commodity Summaries report is a comprehensive source of 2020 mineral production data for the world and includes information on the domestic industry structure, government programs, tariffs, and five-year salient statistics on more than eighty-eight mineral commodities that are important to the US economy and national security.

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Additional Resources


Want to know more about who’s operating in the mining industry in Alaska? Check out our Mining Companies Directory, updated annually.

For an even bigger picture, many companies in the Industrial Support Services Directory specialize in providing mining industry services.

Alaska Business Coverage

In addition to year-round coverage in our print and digital magazine (check out Mining Economies, published in June) every November Alaska Business features a Natural Resources Special Section, which emphasizes news and information about the mining industry across the state.



The Alaska Miner’s Association is an exceptional resource for all things mining in Alaska.

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Hardware Hangs In

March 2021

Turns out, predicting the effects of a pandemic on a global economy is kind of impossible. In the midst of the uncertainty, those companies that crumbled and those that found ways to thrive seemed random at times, depending on local economies, access to financial aid, the unpredictability of consumers, changing regulations, and a little bit of “who knows.”