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First Load of Concentrate Leaves Reopened Ruth Mine

Five years after depressed copper prices forced the Robinson mine to shut down, the first truckload of concentrate pulled out in what its new owner sees as a renewal of the facility and Ely-area residents hope is a rebirth of the region.

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MMAC Update


We have found strong support from legislators in both the House and Senate for several proposed bills that will provide Mining Districts with a greater role in the decisions that affect access to mining claims, oversight and regulations.

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The Final Gold Strike of the Alaska Gold Rush—Livengood Stampede, 1914


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