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Resources tagged with "Southeast Alaska"

Issues tagged Southeast Alaska

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]
Bokan Mountain Rare Earth Prospect: SummaryThe "Bokan - Dotson Ridge REE project" is located on Prince of Wales Island in SE Alaska.  The project, being undertaken by Ucore Rare Metals Inc. is focused on a deposit of rare earth elements.  This deposit has an unusually ... [read-more]
Glacier Retreat in Alaska: Glacier Retreat in Alaska The Dead and the Dying - through the glaciers of Tutka Valley READ ARTICLE Last winter's meager snowfall was followed by volcanic ash, then a warm sunny spring, melting the mountains back to bare ice and ... [read-more]
Greens Creek Silver Mine: SummaryGreens Creek is a large, underground silver mine located in Southeast Alaska, which also produces smaller amounts of gold, lead, and zinc.  The mine is the 5th largest silver producer in the world, and the largest in the US.  The ... [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]
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]
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]
Ross Adams Uranium Mine: Background Ross Adams Uranium Mine GET PHOTO USGS photo from the 1960's source: Public Domain The Ross Adams Mine operated sporadically from 1957 to 1971. The only commercial uranium mine in Alaskan history, the mine produced around 1.3 million pounds of ... [read-more]
Salmon: (Author's Note:  This article was written in 2007 by Erin McKittrick as part of our preparation for the Journey on the Wild Coast.  For up to date and more neutral articles on a variety of natural resource issues in Alaska ... [read-more]
Salt Chuck Mine: SummaryThe Salt Chuck Mine operated as copper-palladium-gold-silver mine from around 1916 to 1941. Located on Prince of Wales Island in southeast Alaska, the site has a significant problem with acid mine drainage and is on the EPA National Superfund priority ... [read-more]
Yakutat Forelands Prospects: (In early 2011 these claims were all forfeited and the land is once again owned by the BLM.  No further exploration is taking place at either of these prospects)SummarySoutheast of Yakutat, AK, two adjacent blocks of mining claims were under ... [read-more]
Yakutat Wave Energy Project: Renewable Energy Articles Geothermal Augustine Geothermal Spurr Geothermal Wind Eva Creek Wind Fire Island Wind Hydroelectricity Chakachamna Hydro Chikuminuk Hydro Kogoluktuk Hydro Susitna-Watana Hydro Seismic Hazards at Susitna Other Tidal Power in Cook Inlet Yakutat Wave Energy Background Yakutat, Alaska, ... [read-more]

Journeys tagged Southeast Alaska

Ring of Fire: Alpacka Gnu and trailer GET PHOTO Kim and I will be using a two person Gnu packraft and a trailer to carry our bikes on our Ring of Fire expedition.  Between South East Alaska and South Central Alaska lies the ... [read-more]

Photos tagged Southeast Alaska

Salt Chuck Mill
Salt Chuck Tailings
Gold Creek
AJ "Glory Hole"