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One man and his dog set gold mining standards north of Fairbanks


Last updated 10/30/2005 at Noon

An Alaska miner who takes extraordinary care of the land he leases 250 miles north of Fairbanks has won a national award from the Bureau of Land Management. "Diamond" Jim Olmstead has received the agency's 2005 National Sustainable Mineral Development Award in the small operator category. Olmstead has been mining gold on Gold Creek, off the Dalton Highway, since 1996, where his one-person summe...

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