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 By Curt Freeman    News

'Termination dust' prods explorers to wrap up busy exploration season

Even though the concept of global warming is a welcome idea to many companies working in Alaska, its effects are not being felt fast enough to allow companies to complete all of the work... — Updated 9/30/2007 Full story

 By Sarah Hurst    News

Coal miner's daughter sings his praises

Not all parents are sure that their kids appreciate them. But when they follow you into the family business and one of them writes an article describing you as a role model and all-around great guy, you can relax with a beer, put your... — Updated 8/26/2007

 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Alaska aims to change coal mining rules

After several years of revision, Alaska is closing in on the goal of bringing its surface coal mining regulations in line with federal rules governing the same activities. The Alaska Department of Natural Resources says changes are... — Updated 4/29/2007

 By Curt Freeman    News

Alaska mining news summary: Exploration programs begin; trials, tribulations continue

The trials and tribulations of Alaska's mining industry continued in the last month with one challenged mine given the green light to proceed, the other halted in midstride by the same... — Updated 3/25/2007

 By Sarah Hurst    News

Industry opposes Alaska mining tax reform

Should the mining industry's tax rate in Alaska be compared with that of the much larger oil and gas industry, because they both deal with non-renewable resources, or is it fairer to align mining with industries like fishing and... — Updated 3/25/2007 Full story

 By J.p. Tangen    News

Mining and the Law: Northwestern miners gather at Reno convention

During the first full week in December approximately 1,800 miners and members of support industries met in Reno for the Northwest Mining Association's annual convention. The convention wa... — Updated 12/24/2006


Alaska's only operational coal mine, Usibelli is a third-generation family business

Q. Where is Usibelli Coal Mine located? A. It is located in Healy, Alaska, at mile 249 of the Parks Highway in the Alaska Mountain Range. The headquarters and maintenance shop complex is a three-story building on mine property situated... — Updated 12/24/2006

 By Sarah Hurst    News

Governor Palin ready for mining education

Alaska's governor-elect, Republican Sarah Palin, made the annual miners' convention in Anchorage the venue for her first official engagement after the election, promising to listen to the industry as she selects her advisors. Palin's... — Updated 11/26/2006


Alaska pops its news cork: New mine being built, Donlin bumped to 32.7M ounces, lawsuits, more

By most years' standards, the last month has been a barn burner for mining news. By 2006 standards it hardly measures on the Mining Industry Care-O-Meter, a highly subjective, totally unscientific measurement of what is happening in... — Updated 9/24/2006

 By Sarah Hurst    News

Usibelli ships coal to Chilean power plant

The Usibelli coal mine in Healy, Alaska, is shipping coal to a power plant in Mejillones, Chile. The panamax vessel MV Coral Sapphire departed Seward Aug. 18 loaded with 73,000 metric tons of Alaska coal. There is an option for the custo... — Updated 9/24/2006 Full story

 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Seward weighs coal, other power sources

City officials in Seward are entertaining the idea of using coal to fuel an electricity generation plant in the Southcentral Alaska coastal town. But Seward's city council is also investigating the merits of tidal waves and wind and... — Updated 7/30/2006


Mining industry hit with high tire prices

A worldwide shortage of industrial tires is pushing up costs for Alaska's mining industry, just as soaring metal prices are fueling the sector's resurgence. The fast-growing economies of China and India combined with demand from the... — Updated 4/23/2006

 By Steve Sutherlin    News

Usibelli starts Jumbo Dome permitting

Usibelli Coal Mine Inc. has seen the future, and the future - its Jumbo Dome project - is bigger and better than anything the company has mined in the past, says Steve Denton, Usibelli vice president of business development. Jumbo Dome p... — Updated 3/26/2006 Full story

 By Sarah Hurst    News

Stiles: Alaska coal competes with gas

Alaska's main rival in the international coal market is Indonesia, developer and rocket scientist Bob Stiles told an Anchorage audience at a myth-busting session Feb. 3. Stiles' goal in speaking to the World Affairs Council was to put... — Updated 2/26/2006 Full story

 By Sarah Hurst    News

Menge: Issues ground to talcum powder

Pebble copper-gold mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay region is still on the drawing board, but a debate is already raging in the state Legislature over the best way to oversee the project. Although Vancouver-based Northern Dynasty has said... — Updated 2/26/2006

 By Sarah Hurst    News

Miners sell industry to Alaska legislators

A report on the economic impact of Alaska's mining industry published in February provides a comprehensive look at the varied benefits mining brings to the state. The Alaska Miners Association commissioned the McDowell Group to prepare... — Updated 2/26/2006

 By Sarah Hurst    News

Usibelli sets lost time injury record

Usibelli Coal Mine in Healy, Alaska, has achieved an all-time safety record for no lost time injuries. The company said Jan. 17 that from Jan. 27, 2004, to the present, Usibelli's employees have collectively achieved more than 720 days... — Updated 1/29/2006

 By Curt Freeman    News

Mining news update from Curt Freeman: 'When the pony runs, you ride'

Metals high: Gold up 77% from January 2002, silver 94%, platinum 87%, copper 206%, nickel 429%, lead 174%, zinc 141% - exploration and development plans for Alaska focused on all of these... — Updated 1/29/2006

 By Sarah Hurst    News

Burning ambition could ignite coal project

The stars may be in alignment at long last for a huge coal project that has been languishing for decades just 50 miles from Anchorage. Developer Bob Stiles has renewed confidence that a mine will be built to exploit the Beluga-Chuitna... — Updated 11/27/2005

 By Sarah Hurst    News

Division ex-director made lasting reforms

Alaska's Department of Natural Resources may not have seen the last of Bob Loeffler. When he resigned as director of the Division of Mining, Land and Water in November, it was the third time he had quit the department that he first joine... — Updated 11/27/2005 Full story


Homer utility eyes Healy coal plant

A Homer electric cooperative is eyeing the closed Healy Clean Coal Plant as a future source of power. The $300 million state-owned plant, located 78 miles southwest of Fairbanks, was built in the mid 1990s to tap the Usibelli Coal Mine... — Updated 10/30/2005

 By Sarah Hurst    News

Usibelli talent enhances minerals commission

Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski appointed Bartly Coiley, Usibelli Coal Mine's environmental affairs manager, to the Alaska Minerals Commission in August. Coiley fills the seat vacated by another Usibelli employee, Charles Boddy. The... — Updated 9/25/2005

 By Sarah Hurst    News

Cruise ships could share docks with coal

An ambitious plan by Canadian junior Cash Minerals could bring 1.2 million tonnes of coal per year to Southeast Alaska's Skagway Ore Terminal for export to Pacific Rim markets. Cash has begun talks with the Alaska Industrial Development... — Updated 7/24/2005

 By Rose Ragsdale    News

Red Dog wants to replace diesel with gas

Other mining projects may be jumping on the bandwagon, but Teck Cominco still leads the race to find local gas reserves to feed the voracious appetite of a large-mine power plant in Alaska. Seven years after discovering gas deposits in... — Updated 6/19/2005

 By Sarah Hurst    News

Usibelli coal mine equips for long haul

There aren't many places in the United States where you drive on the left side of the road, but Usibelli coal mine is one of them. When you arrive at the gates to the mine in Healy, Alaska, you have to switch to the left because that... — Updated 5/22/2005


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