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By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

Kensington opening benefits Coeur, Juneau

Startup of production at the underground gold mine is expected to bolster the Idaho miner's performance, capital city's economy


Last updated 7/25/2010 at Noon

In June 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a 6-3 ruling that upheld a tailings disposal permit for the Kensington gold mine near Juneau.

Owner Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp. fired up Kensington's mill June 24, one year and two days after the high court made its decision.

"The startup of production at Kensington represents the culmination of a communitywide effort by the Juneau community, whi...

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