Tongass Approves Kensington Mine Plan
February 2005 by Associated PressCoeur Alaska’s plan to develop the Kensington gold mine and dispose of its tailings in a lake has been approved by the Tongass National Forest.
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We descended hunched over, down a long, steep, wooden staircase to the 1,000-level.
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