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AJ Gold Mine: SummaryThe Alaska Juneau (AJ) mine operated from 1917 to 1944, producing 90 million tons of gold-bearing ore, and was one of the largest mines in the world at the time.  Currently, the City and Borough of Juneau controls the land, ... [read-more]
BC Transboundary Mines: The "transboundary mines" is the informal name for a group of mines (only one of which, Red Chris, is operational) in northern British Columbia watersheds which drain across the U.S.-Canada border into Alaska.These mines target ore bodies which collectively contain ... [read-more]
Chandalar Gold Prospect: BackgroundThe Chandalar mining prospect is a placer mining and early-stage hard rock exploration project located about 190 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska.  The mining claims, held by Goldrich Mining Company, total around 22,840 acres and include both active placer claims ... [read-more]
Donlin Gold Project: SummaryThe Donlin Gold project is a proposed gold mine located in southwest Alaska.  This prospect is expected to produce around 1.5 million ounces of gold per year, and has an estimated resource base of around 34 million ounces (almost $56 ... [read-more]
Fort Knox Gold Mine: SummaryThe Fort Knox Mine, a large gold mine in Interior Alaska, produces around 370,000 ounces of gold per year.  This mine is a significant producer of mining waste in Alaska, but has had fewer environmental problems than many other large ... [read-more]
Gold Cyanidation: Cyanide Vat Leaching GET PHOTO Cyanide leach vats at Alaska's Fort Knox Mine source: Copyright held by photographer SummaryCyanide (CN), a single carbon atom triple-bonded to a nitrogen atom, has proved extremely useful in extracting gold from ore.  However, with a ... [read-more]
Gold Mining Methods: There are strange things done in the midnight sun By the men who moil for gold... -Robert Service (1907) SummaryHistorically, the majority of gold was mined from "placer deposits", where gold has settled out of an existing or ancient waterway ... [read-more]
Illinois Creek Gold Mine: SummaryThe Illinois Creek Mine gold and silver mine in west central Alaska operated briefly in 1997, but the mining company went bankrupt in 1998.  The state of Alaska took control of the mine in 1999 and soon after initiated a ... [read-more]
Kensington Gold Mine: SummaryThe Kensington Gold Mine, a mid-sized underground mining project in southeast Alaska began production during the summer of 2010.  The mining prospect had been under study for many years, but fluctuations in gold prices and litigation questioning the disposal of ... [read-more]
Keystone Center Dialogue on Pebble Mine: Our Pebble Articles Overview Block Caving Water Management Nearby Mining Claims Keystone Dialogue Perpetual Maintenance Tailings Storage Alternative Tailings Storage Opposition Powering Pebble Earthquake Risks (Author's Note: Because relatively little information about the Keystone Center dialogue is available online, parts ... [read-more]
KSM Gold-Copper Prospect: KSM (Kerr-Sulpheretts Mitchell) is a series of extremely large gold-copper porphyry ore deposits in British Columbia.  Located in rugged mountainous terrain near the BC-Alaska border, the prospecting company Seabridge Gold proposes to build one of North America’s largest mines at ... [read-more]
Livengood Gold Prospect: SummaryThe Livengood Project is located on a large gold resource located along the Trans Alaska Pipeline, about 70 miles north of Fairbanks. Talon Gold Alaska Inc. (a subsidiary of Canadian-based International Tower Hill Mines) is exploring the deposit, focusing on ... [read-more]
Niblack Gold Prospect: SummaryThe Niblack Project is a copper-zinc-gold-silver deposit located on Prince of Wales Island, about 30 miles southwest of Ketchikan.  The current "indicated resource" consists of 2.6 million tons of ore, composed of 1.18% copper, 2.19% zinc 2.33 g/t gold, and ... [read-more]
Nixon Fork Gold Mine: SummaryNixon Fork is a small, previously developed, gold and copper mine in Interior Alaska, which re-opened in July 2011 and then suspended operations in June 2013.  Operators hoped to produce another 100,000-150,000 ounces of gold over the course of 3-5 ... [read-more]
Pebble and Perpetuity: Our Pebble Articles Overview Block Caving Water Management Nearby Mining Claims Keystone Dialogue Perpetual Maintenance Tailings Storage Alternative Tailings Storage Opposition Powering Pebble Earthquake Risks The life of a mine doesn’t end when the metal is gone. The primary environmental ... [read-more]
Pebble Mine (Copper/Gold Prospect): Our Pebble Articles Overview Block Caving Water Management Nearby Mining Claims Keystone Dialogue Perpetual Maintenance Tailings Storage Alternative Tailings Storage Opposition Powering Pebble Earthquake Risks Summary If built, the proposed Pebble Mine would be North America's largest gold and copper ... [read-more]
Pebble Tailings Management: Our Pebble Articles Overview Block Caving Water Management Nearby Mining Claims Keystone Dialogue Perpetual Maintenance Tailings Storage Alternative Tailings Storage Opposition Powering Pebble Earthquake Risks The proposed Pebble Mine could produce up to 10.7 billion tons of tailings, a mud ... [read-more]
Pogo Gold Mine: Pogo Mine aerial view GET PHOTO Aerial view of the Pogo Mine source: Copyright held by photographer SummaryThe Pogo Mine is a large gold mine located in Interior Alaska, which produces around 400,000 ounces of gold per year.  This mine is ... [read-more]
Red Chris Mine: Red Chris is an open pit gold-silver-copper mine entering operation in northern British Columbia, Canada. It is the first of the so-called Candian "Transboundary Mines", which are situated in drainages that run into Southeast Alaska. Red Chris is operated by ... [read-more]
Rock Creek Gold Mine: SummaryThe Rock Creek Gold mine operated near Nome in Western Alaska for only two months in 2008 before shutting down due to a combination of mechanical, environmental, and financing issues.  The mine is currently owned by the Bering Straits Native ... [read-more]
Whistler Gold/Silver/Copper Prospect: SummaryThe Whistler gold/silver/copper prospect is located on the Skwentna River, about 100 miles northwest of Anchorage.  The current official resource estimate (a sum of the indicated plus inferred resource) is around 3 million ounces of gold, 13 million ounces of ... [read-more]

Photos tagged Gold Mining

Dammed lake on Princess Royal Island
Abandoned dam
Spillway on an old dam
View from no-longer inside
Abandoned mine structure
No more roof
Abandoned pipeline
Vegetation taking over
Water diversion?
Above the tide