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By Sarah Hurst
Mining News Editor 

It's a hard day's night at Greens Creek

Mining News editor visits mine near Juneau; high salaries, glimpses of wildlife make work worthwhile at this underground operation

 

Last updated 3/27/2005 at Noon



No one shows up late to work at Greens Creek mine. That's because all the employees are in the same boat, from underground miners to top managers - literally. The ferry leaves Juneau's Auke Bay at 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. every day for the 35-minute trip to Admiralty Island, taking the day and night crews back and forth. That doesn't leave a lot of time between shifts before you're back on the boat ag...



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