The Struggle to Reopen Alaska's Largest Gold Mine
November 2012 by Frank Lorey IIIThe historical AJ mine, located east of Juneau, Alaska, was considered the largest gold mine in the state at one time. Joe Juneau and Richard Harris struck gold there in 1880, and it has been more recently known as a tourist destination.
The main ore deposits of the Ely district are associated with an east-west belt of altered and mineralized rocks measuring about one mile wide that extends 8 miles westward from Ely.
The need to bring mining back to North America is more urgent than ever.
A crater in an undersea volcano off Japan may contain the world's largest gold nugget ever found...
Knowing how and when to deduct the cost and expenses of the vehicles used in the prospecting or mining operation can have significant tax implications.
While much attention in northern Alberta has been focused on the rapidly growing “oil sands,” another story of particular interest to the mining community has been taking shape virtually unnoticed in the same region.
Father’s Day in Australia was on September 2, and it’s a day a group of miners from “down under” won’t soon forget.
The $800 million project will provide 300 jobs during production. It will be the only US mine where nickel is the primary targeted mineral, with about 360 million pounds to be extracted.
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