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Articles from the September 1, 2022 edition

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  • Map of Ukraine and surrounding Eastern European countries with compass.

    It's 1, 2, 3, 4 whata we fightin' for?

    J. P. Tangen, Special to Mining News|Updated Sep 15, 2022

    Being cynical by nature, and having a solid distrust of the integrity of the popular press, it crosses my mind that the political determination of the United States and its NATO allies to dump our sacred treasure, if not our blood, into the defense of Ukraine precipitates a serious question: Why? When all else fails, I tend to fall back on the wisdom of the ages as generally manifested by bumper sticker memes like "follow the money." In the case of Ukraine (not unlike... Full story

  • Alaska Native men carving ivory with various tools.

    Natural resources are tied to survival

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Sep 15, 2022

    "What is the impact of not mining in Alaska?" Liz Cornejo, vice president Dowa Metals & Mining Alaska, asked during the 2022 Alaska's Minerals: A Strategic National Imperative summit. For such a simple question, the implications are enormous. Alaska is practically synonymous with mining. Aside from the strong tourist appeal – which accounts for a large portion of the state's economy – the remaining economic contributors all come from natural resources. Fishing, mining, oil... Full story