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Picks & Pans: In Search of a Vein: Looking for Hardrock in the Talkeetna Mountains

Down, down, down I plummeted into the narrow granite chute. In a matter of a few seconds, I envisioned myself lying crumpled in a field of mammoth, sharp, jagged granite rocks. In those few seconds, my thoughts also imagined my life ebbing...

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Sluicing on Bedrock


My head nearly scraped the caribou horns that hung above the doorway of the old tarpaper cabin I would call home for a few days. The cabin was originally built in the early 1930s and had been dragged about 200 yards across the valley to...

North Korea Seeks Outside Help to Modernize Mining


Eager to earn hard currency, isolated North Korea is trying to modernize its decrepit mining industry with foreign help.

Captain Obvious Strikes Again


The paper’s crack reporters filed requests under the Freedom of Information Act, demanding public release of “secret” emails explaining why the Interior Department recommended, and President Trump approved, shrinking Bears’ Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments.

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August Hearing Set for Crandon Mine


The fight over an agreement a northern Wisconsin town passed almost four years ago that endorsed a proposed underground zinc and copper mine near Crandon goes before a Dane County judge next month.

Governors Focus on Aid for Laid-off Miners


Keeping a health clinic in San Manuel operating was among key concerns the governor, state lawmakers and union officials addressed in a meeting about assisting laid-off copper miners.

Critical Metals: Zinc


In this article, part of an ongoing series taking a look at critical metals in our economy, we will examine the mining and use of the metal zinc.

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