Kensington joins ranks of big producers
New mine will boost Southeast Alaska economy; Murkowski promotes legislation to support mining of strategic rare earth minerals
Last updated 7/25/2010 at Noon
Two seminal events related to the Alaska mining industry occurred in the past month.
First, in late June, Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp. reported the commencement of production at it Kensington gold mine near Juneau. The mine has now joined the ranks of large-scale producers here in Alaska but only after lots of years and lots of dollars, capped by a trip to the U.S. Supreme Court! Hat's off to Coe...