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By Sarah Hurst
Mining News Editor 

State keeps clean sheet at Illinois Creek

Alaska gold mine has been fully reclaimed at no cost to the public, earning an award after previous owners' bankruptcies

 

Last updated 11/27/2005 at Noon



The story of Illinois Creek gold mine has a moral (or two) and a happy ending. So for Bob Loeffler it was the perfect note on which to end his employment at Alaska's Department of Natural Resources, where he was director of the Division of Mining, Land and Water from 1999 until early November this year. Loeffler resigned with DNR Commissioner Tom Irwin and other officials because of a disagreem...



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