Alaska Mining Industry Sees 5% Growth in 1999
April 2000 by Associated PressFor the fourth straight year, the state's mining industry broke the billion-dollar mark in revenue, according to a state report.
For miners holding a mining claim, mill site or tunnel site on public lands, August 31, 1999 is the last day to meet the annual filing requirement and pay the $100 maintenance fee to the Bureau of Land Management.
In developing a mineral property or mining claims, one of the first goals is to identify and quantify valuable deposits. The classic method of doing this is by drilling holes into the ground to sample what is below the surface. The problem is that one or two holes usually are not going to tell you a whole lot...
The International Monetary Fund is reconsidering selling some of its gold reserves to help finance a Western debt-relief plan for some of the world's most debt-burdened countries, a top IMF official said.
...it's very refreshing to hear that some of our youth will learn of the value of mining without all the environmental spin.
The question of relentless government payouts continues to haunt the political system.
Bismuth oxide for assaying?
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