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By J. P. Tangen
For Mining News 

MSHA may topple Alaska's placer miners

Inspectors are required to issue citations which, if not contested, may establish a pattern of violations and increase penalties

 

Last updated 2/27/2011 at Noon



Anecdotal reports are flowing in to the effect that the 200 placer mining operations in Alaska may expect visits from Mine Safety and Health Administration agents this field season and that operators should "have their checkbooks handy." Rumor has it that the focus on placer mining was spurred, at least in part, by the Discovery Channel's "Gold Rush Alaska" depicting some of the trials and trib...



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