“We just evaluated it (Rock Creek Mine) and decided that in the near term, the best move for Bering Straits was to reclaim the land and get the mine back to a stable environment,” Dan Graham said of BSNC and its subsidiary, Alaska Gold Company, which reclaimed the Rock Creek Mine site.
The report finds the majority of placer mines are mining for gold, off of the road system, and with small crews of about four people.
The Department of Natural Resources, or DNR, is holding a land sale for sites in the East Fork Pass — about 40 miles east-northeast of Nome.
An unexpected meeting with Dept. of Natural Resources Commissioner Joe Balash shifted the meeting from elections to mining.
The AU Grabber is unlikely to appear in Grantley Harbor this season, says the Department of Natural Resources, but not guaranteed.
Amid Nome’s on-going off-shore gold boom, one operation is trying to expand into the waters near Teller and Brevig Mission.
This Thursday on Sounding Board (December 19th, 2013 at 10am), we’re talking about the Alaska Legislature’s House Bill 77 – a controversial measure that, if passed,…
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Nome Planning Commission takes heat from offshore miners over proposed mining permit; 60 new DNR permits issued for state waters offshore of Nome; Gov. Parnell to sign legislation providing more than $50 million in additional funding for K-12 education; Nenana Ice Classic tripod stopped clock on winner’s 55th birthday.