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Record crowd expected as major issues loom for miners

The annual Alaska Miners Association convention will set another attendance record this year with about 1,000 signed up to attend so far, AMA Executive Director Deantha Crockett said. It is also marks the 75th anniversary of the AMA, making it one of the state’s oldest trade and professional organizations. The AMA was organized in 1939 to give the mining industry, then one of the territory’s two industries (the other being fishing) a way to present a united front in dealing with new land policies being formed in Washington, D.C.

Work continues at Bokan, Niblack, Ambler and Donlin

Researchers look at port, mining impacts on Norton Sound crab

Controversial Canadian KSM mine gets key govt. permits

Company pursues mineral rights for Haines development

$4M drilling program underway at graphite prospect

Pebble’s EPA fight moves through court

The first court decision could come as early as October in a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s attempt to use Clean Water Act authority to preempt mining at the Pebble project southwest of Anchorage, according to the president of the company planning the mine.

EPA holds first public hearing on proposal to veto Pebble

Two minutes at a time, the Environmental Protection Agency heard directly from Alaskans how they feel about the agency’s proposal to block Pebble mine development.

Livengood owners focused on costs, optimizing production

International Tower Hills Ltd. is continuing its work on the large Livengood gold project about 70 miles north of Fairbanks. The focus now is on reducing costs and optimizing the production process.

Permit filed to export Alaska LNG

KENAI — The consortium planning the North Slope gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas export project has reached another milestone.

Kuskokwim Corp. inks deal with Donlin Gold

A proposed $6 billion gold mine in the Kuskokwim region is progressing after an agreement between the company interested in developing the project and the village Native corporation that has surface rights in the area.

Exploration, expansion strategy at Pogo will extend mine life

The Pogo gold mine, near Delta east of Fairbanks, keeps growing. More gold is being found, and it’s sufficient to replace what is being produced each year.