Economic Impact of Mining in Alaska
April 2006 by Scott HarnThe Alaska Miners Association recently released a report on the Economic Impact of Mining on Alaska. The numbers are impressive:
• Congress plays dirty with the Clean Water Act
• Quick action brings reward
• Proposed monuments
• "Well, that's what we've been told, isn't it?"
The fire started early October 4, destroying the Bureau of Land Management office on the edge of town within minutes.
During the past decade, silver has been in a pronounced bull market, which many analysts attribute to its unique attractions as both a monetary and industrial metal. One Canadian junior miner, SilverCrest Mines Inc., is working actively to take advantage of silver’s favorable performance by steadily expanding production at its flagship Santa Elena Mine...
All of which brings us back to the question of why we rely so heavily on China in the first place. America’s economy is heavily dependent upon energy and telecommunications, but does that require Chinese manufacturing? Clearly not.
In the simplest sense, drills can be divided by their mode of action—percussion, rotary or a mixture of the two.
Smaller exploration and development companies, many of which were international, were driven out of the US during the Clinton era and are now looking for signs that it’s safe to come back. Policy changes, rising metal prices, a weakened dollar and a more positive hiring forecast may be the most attractive set of signs the industry has seen in years.
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