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
Kinross Establishes New Resource Development Scholarship for UAF
The operator of the Fort Knox gold mine presented $350,000 to UAF to establish the Kinross Alaska Future Leaders Endowed Scholarship, with the goal of diversifying the resource development workforce.
Ambler Metals Approves Matching Funds for Mining Road
The joint venture hoping to develop the Ambler Mining District, east of Kotzebue, approved $12.3 million for this year’s work on an access road, matching a state agency’s investment.
Contango Ore Lining Up Financing for Manh Choh Gold Mine
The developer of the Manh Choh gold mine near Tok is moving ahead with financing, selecting ING CAPITAL and Macquarie to arrange a $70 million loan for this year’s pre-production construction.
State Grants $300K to UAF to Train Manh Choh Miners
The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development is providing a $300,000 grant to UAF for training workers from the Tok area for the Manh Choh gold mine.
EPA Deals ‘Preemptive Veto’ to Pebble Mine
Invoking a rarely used authority under Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act, EPA is prohibiting the use of streams in the Bristol Bay watershed for mine waste disposal sites.
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This year the Alaska Railroad is celebrating 100 years of transportation people and cargo around Alaska. While the railroad is one of the states oldest transporters, it certainly isn’t the only one, and in this issue of Alaska Business we also check in on the Marine Highway, Span Alaska, and the White Pass & Yukon Route. For those interested in Southeast, our focus on that region provides updates on Kensington Mine, Tongass FCU, the troll fishery, and Juneau’s growing landfill.