The mine would be located 70 miles north of Nome, along the range-front of the Kigluaik Mountains. The project is still in early stages; construction would not begin for years.
With her time at KNOM coming quickly to a close, Emily takes to the mountains to clear her mind.
A graphite deposit in the Imuruk Basin is looking promising, but as mining company Graphite One seeks to involve the communities, residents are worried about the impact on subsistence.
After meeting in Nome in October, Vancouver-based Graphite One went to Teller this week to meet with the most immediate stakeholders near the potential mining prospect.
A low front from Siberia brings strong winds, high water, and rain to the Seward Peninsula/Norton Sound; a Navy SEAL with Aniak roots publishes a book about his experiences in the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden; initial drill results at a graphite deposit 40 miles north of Nome could be “one of the most significant” graphite resources in the world; U.S. Senator Mark Begich to introduce legislation creating a national seafood marketing effort; NOAA charges American Seafoods with 39 violations of Magnuson-Stevens Act for fish fraud; Alaska State Museum seeks entries for biennial exhibition on Alaskan photography