A mining renaissance glimmers in Alaska
While state welcomes a new mine in 2010, a bevy of mineral projects are positioned to join Alaska's six producers in coming decade
Last updated 3/27/2011 at Noon
Will the next decade usher in a mining renaissance in Alaska? With six operating mines producing some US$3 billion worth of minerals in 2010 and another 10 projects positioning themselves to join the ranks, mining in the Far North state is beginning to show a glimmer of its former glory.
A century ago dozens of mines were operating across the Last Frontier, including world-class operations suc...