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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

Clean Energy Requires Mining

Clean Energy Requires Mining

Green energy technology is built through mining. Without certain raw materials, such as graphite and rare earth metals, everything from the lithium-ion batteries that power Teslas to those storing electricity from wind turbines would be impossible to create, says US Senator Lisa Murkowski.

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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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National Cooperative Bank

Calista Corporation

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Avis Alaska


Thomas Head & Greisen, PC

Alaska Safety Alliance

ARM Creative


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Alaska Business Magazine September 2020 Cover

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Spreading the Word

September 2020

When Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) first aired TV commercials featuring the tagline, “A Place That’s Always Been,” the reaction was surprising. Not only because they received numerous accolades and marketing awards for the campaign but because, at the time, it was rare for Alaska Native corporations to market themselves through the media.