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
The Donlin Gold project, owned jointly by NOVAGOLD and Barrick Gold, reported initial assay results from the 2021 drill program. Program results continue to advance the project in preparation for the feasibility study update, support mineral resources and report significant new high-grade intercepts.
“When we work together and develop our state’s resources responsibly, we can achieve incredible outcomes for all Alaskans,” says Governor Mike Dunleavy.
Ucore Rare Metals recently joined the National Mining Association (NMA) as the company prepares to construct the Alaska Strategic Metals Complex (SMC) rare earth element (REE) processing facility by the end of 2023 and seeks to accelerate the long-term development of the Bokan-Dotson Ridge Rare Earth Element Project.
The Alaska Chamber named Hecla Greens Creek recipient of its prestigious Rita Sholton Large Business of the Year award, which pays tribute to businesses that exemplify leadership, ethics, and organization.
Blackwolf Copper and Gold Ltd. has acquired through staking a 100 percent interest in high-grade gold-silver precious and base metal targets located northwest of the mining towns of Hyder and Stewart (British Columbia, Canada).
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50 Years of ANSCA
Fifty years ago, as the Watergate scandal swirled around then-President Richard Nixon, he signed into law the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). It was the largest land claims settlement in the nation’s history and a stark departure from agreements forced on Tribes in the Lower 48.