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  • Geologists go over maps during an Alaska gold project visit.

    Long overdue thank you to Curt Freeman

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    Curt's rock hammer, pen, wit, and charm have all contributed to Alaska mining sector success ! It is no surprise that longtime Alaska geologist Curt Freeman would at some point be presented the Charles C. (Chuck) Hawley Lifetime Achievement Award, an Alaska Miners Association honor reserved for those who devoted their professional life to ensuring a successful mining industry in Alaska. After all, Alaska's mining and mineral exploration landscape would only be a shadow of... Full story

  • Alaska mining lawyer J. P. Tangen in hardhat and parka.

    Mining in coastal wetlands permitted

    J. P. Tangen, Special to Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024
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    After four years of intensive work and an appeal, a placer mining company finally secures a keystone permit from the Army Corps. I am not in the custom of speaking about matters that I have worked on; however, in this case, I thought it desirable to make note of a recent development with regard to placer mining in Alaska's coastal wetlands. IPOP, LLC, sought permission to mine on State of Alaska mining claims in Bonanza Channel, approximately 25 miles east of Nome. The area is... Full story

  • Biden spurns Senator Steven's legacy

    J. P. Tangen, Special to Mining News|Updated May 8, 2024

    No matter how the 2024 Presidential election may unfold, our Congressional delegation must resuscitate the Ambler Access Project. On August 19, 1980, then-Senator Joseph Biden, along with 77 other Senators, cast a vote in support of HR 39, as amended, now known as the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). Senator Ted Stevens had invested nearly a decade of his life in bringing this vital piece of legislation to the Senate floor. ANILCA's roots were in the... Full story

  • Alaska's Battle Against Dark Money Social Engineering: Exposing the Shadowy Grip of Arabella Advisors in Alaska

    Randy Ruaro|Updated May 8, 2024

    In accordance with the Tenth Amendment of the Federal Constitution and state rights, Congress promised Alaskans that, upon voting for statehood in 1959, Alaska would control resource development decisions on state land and have access to state resources. Those promises are under attack from within the federal government (Biden Administration) and its' left-wing political supporters. A battle is going on right now over control of resource development decisions and the ability... Full story